Findings on happiness in Binder & Coad (2013): study GB 1996 /1

Publication
Author(s)Binder, M.; Coad, A.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Self-employment: A Matching Approach.
SourceSmall Business Economist, 2013, Vol. 40, 1009 - 1033
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11187-011-9413-9#page-1
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11187-011-9413-9
Investigation
PublicWorking age people, UK, followed 10 years 1996-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameUK-BHPS combined waves
 9 yearsly waves 1996- 2006
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 unbalanced panel
Respondents N =49018
 Wage mploymed :41085, Self-employed: 5547, Unemployed: 2386 Total number of observations 78664
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 publication1010
RemarksWeighted mean computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.227.03
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04aa01Ageing
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years), also classified as above ↑
Change in disabledH02abCurrent handicap
Change in disabledH02aa02aGetting handicapped, also classified as above ↑
Change in divorcedM01ab02aRecent divorce/separation
Change in divorcedM02ab01bVs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment (fixed effected analysis)E02aa02Change in employment
Change in employment (fixed effected analysis)E02aa02abFalling unemployed, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment (fixed effected analysis)E02aa02acGetting (re)employed, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment (fixed effected analysis)E02aa02adGetting self-employed, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment (compared to matched control group)E02aa02Change in employment
Change in employment (compared to matched control group)E02aa02adGetting self-employed, also classified as above ↑
Change in familycareH18ab01Care giving
Change in familycareH18aa02Change in helping, also classified as above ↑
Change in health statusH14aa02Change in physical health
Change in health statusH14ab02Self-perceived health, also classified as above ↑
Change in long-term sickH14aa02Change in physical health
Change in long-term sickH14ab02aGlobal health rating, also classified as above ↑
Change in married statusM02aa01Married vs never married
Change in married statusM01ab01Recent entering of marriage, also classified as above ↑
Change in maternity leaveE02aa02Change in employment
Change in maternity leaveE02ab05In/out maternity leave, also classified as above ↑
Change in separatedM01ab02aRecent divorce/separation
Change in separatedM02ab01cVs separated, also classified as above ↑
Change in widowedM01ab02bRecent widowhood
Change in widowedM02ab01aVs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Change to retiredR12aa02Change in retirement status
Change to retiredR12abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
D_study school / change educationE01abCurrent education
D_study school / change educationS01aaSchool career, also classified as above ↑
EducationE01aa02Change in education
EducationE01abCurrent education, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
Employment statusE02ae03Self employed, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
IncomeI01aa02Change in income
IncomeI01ab03Household income , also classified as above ↑
Mental well-beingH13abCurrent general mental health