Findings on happiness in Andersson (2008): study SE 1991

Publication
Author(s)Andersson, P.
TitleHappiness and Health: Well-Being among the Self-Employed.
SourceThe Journal of Socio-Economics, 2008, Vol. 37, 213 - 236
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.socec.2007.03.003
Investigation
Public18+aged, working people, Sweden, followed 9 years, 1991-2000
Last assesment2000
Survey nameSE-Swedish Level of Living Survey: combined waves
 T1 is 1991, T2 is 2000
SampleSelection from probability samples
 Only those who were working, either wage-earners or as self-employed in both wave are included. The individuals with missing information on some of the variable are excluded.
Respondents N =1998
 1.Self-employed -1991: N=149 -2000: N=207 2.In both two years ( not change work category ) -self-employed N=112 -wage-earners N=1754 3.Work changed -from wage-earners to self-employed N=94 -from self-employed to wage-earners N=36
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you generally feel that your life is a source of personal satisfaction? 1 no, never 2 yes, sometimes 3 yes, most of the time
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-v-3-e
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication217-222
RemarksIn the analysis dichotomized 1 Yes, most of the time 0 other (never and sometimes) Mean score on option 3 computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
Scores in123
%0.00.066.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04aa01Ageing
Job is Mentally StrainingW04ab02Challenge of work
Job is StressfulW04ab02Challenge of work
Job SatisfactionW05ad02dSatisfaction with work itself
Labour IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Mental Health ProblemsH13ab02Self ratings of mental health
Poor General HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Self-employmentE02aa02bChange in contract
Self-employmentE02ae03Self employed, also classified as above ↑