Findings on happiness in Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2009 /2

Publication
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
URLhttp://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/2013351/part-partie1-eng.htm
Investigation
Public15+aged, general public, Canada, 2009-2011
Collect period2009
Last collect period2011
Survey nameCCHS
 2009-2011 waves
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 The original survey targets on the Canadian population >= 12 years of age, In the analysis only respondents aged 15+ are included.
Respondents N =63000
 2009:: N=61673; 2010: N=63197; 2011: N=63542
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
 Half of the respondents were interviewed by computer-assisted telephone, the other half by computer-assisted personal interview.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 very dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-eb
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication11-13
RemarksMean of 2009-2011, computed by WDH-team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.99
Standard deviation1.37


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
AgeE03ab01baTrend happiness in age groups, also classified as above ↑
Education (reference: university degree)E01ab02Level of school-education
Education (reference: university degree)E03ab01bcTrend happiness in educational groups, also classified as above ↑
Geographic regionR01REGION OF RESIDENCE: where one lives
Geographic regionE03ab01aaTrend average happiness in cities/regions, also classified as above ↑
HomeownerH22ab01aHouse owned or rented
HomeownerE03ab01bfTrend happiness among home-owners, also classified as above ↑
Household incomeI01ab03Household income
Household incomeE03ab01biTrend happiness in income groups, also classified as above ↑
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
Household sizeE03ab01bgTrend happiness in households, also classified as above ↑
ImmigrationE04ab03dEthnic status in Canada
ImmigrationM07aa03Migration generation, also classified as above ↑
ImmigrationF01af01kMigration of parents, also classified as above ↑
ImmigrationE03ab01bkTrend happiness in migrants, also classified as above ↑
Labour force activityE02abCurrent employment status
Labour force activityE03ab01bdTrend happiness in employment categories, also classified as above ↑
Married vs. cohabitatingM02aa07Formally-married vs living-as-married
Married vs. cohabitatingE03ab01bjTrend happiness marrital categories, also classified as above ↑
Married vs. divorcedM02aa03Married vs divorced
Married vs. divorcedM02aa04Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Married vs. divorcedE03ab01bjTrend happiness marrital categories, also classified as above ↑
Married vs. never marriedM02aa01Married vs never married
Married vs. never marriedE03ab01bjTrend happiness marrital categories, also classified as above ↑
Married vs. widowedE03ab01bjTrend happiness marrital categories
Married vs. widowedM02ab01aVs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children
Number of childrenE03ab01bgTrend happiness in households, also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenE03ab01blTrend happiness in parents, also classified as above ↑
Rural/urban areaR01abCurrent area of residence
Rural/urban areaL14ab02bRural vs urban dwelling, also classified as above ↑
Rural/urban areaE03ab01bpTrend happiness in urban/rural dwellers, also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Self-perceived healthE03ab01bmTrend happiness among patients, also classified as above ↑
SexG01aaSex (male vs female)
SexE03ab01bbTrend happiness in males /females, also classified as above ↑