Findings on happiness in Becchetti et al. (2008): study GB 1991

Publication
Author(s)Becchetti, L.; Corrado, L.; Rossetti, F.
TitleEasterlin-Types and Frustrated Achievers: The Heterogeneous Effects of Income Changes on Life Satisfaction.
SourceCambridge Working Papers in Economics 0816, 2008, Cambridge, UK
URLhttp://ideas.repec.org/p/cam/camdae/0816.html
Investigation
Public18+ aged general public, United Kingdom, followed 15 years 1991-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameUK-BHPS combined waves
 1991-2006
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =79504
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport onsingle question: How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.. Your life overall? 1 not satisfied at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Page in publicationtable 1, 2
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.237.05
Standard deviation1.302.17


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Household incomeI01aa02aChange in income level