Findings on happiness in Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2003

Author(s)Bonikowska, A.; Helliwell, J.F.; Hou, F.
TitleAn Assessment of Life Satisfaction Responses on Recent Statistics Canada Surveys.
SourceAnalytical Studies Research Papers Series, 2013, No. 351, Ontario, Canada
Public15+ aged, general public, Canada, 2003
Collect period2003
Survey nameCN-GSS 2003
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =24951
Non Response22%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf rating on single question: Please rate your feelings about .. Using this 1 to 10 scale .. Your life as a whole right now 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication10-14
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.641.82

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Geographic regionR01REGION OF RESIDENCE
HomeownerH22ab01aHouse owned or rented
Household incomeI01ab03Household income
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
ImmigrationE04ab03dEthnic status in Canada
ImmigrationM07aa03Migration generation, also classified as above ↑
ImmigrationF01af01kMigration of parents, also classified as above ↑
Labour force activityE02abCurrent employment status
Married vs. cohabitatingM02aa07Formally-married vs living-as-married
Married vs. never marriedM02aa01Married vs never married
Married vs. separated/divorcedM02aa03Married vs divorced
Married vs. separated/divorcedM02aa04Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Married vs. widowedM02ab01aVs widowed
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children
Self-reported healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
SexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Urban/rural areaR01abCurrent area of residence
Urban/rural areaL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling, also classified as above ↑