Findings on happiness in Ball & Chernova (2008): study ZZ 1995 /1

Publication
Author(s)Ball, R.E.; Chernova, K.
TitleAbsolute Income, Relative Income, and Happiness.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 88, 497 - 529
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-007-9217-0
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, 18 nations, 1995-1997
 Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela
 1995-1997
Survey nameNot available
 World Values Survey (WVS), third wave 1995-1998.
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =20771
 Sample size varies between 1000 and 2000.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Absolute IncomeI01ab01Personal income
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
ChildrenC03abCurrent parental status
ChildrenC03ab01Number of children, also classified as above ↑
Economic growthN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation
EmploymentE02aeCurrent employment arrangement
EmploymentR12abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
EmploymentE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
genderG01aaSex (male vs female)
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Marital StatusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Relative IncomeI01aeRelative income
Relative incomeI01aeRelative income
ReligionR10abCurrent religious beliefs