Findings on happiness in Camfield et al. (2009): study BD 2004

Author(s)Camfield, L.; Choudhury, K.; Devine, J.
TitleWell-Being, Happiness and why Relationships Matter: Evidence from Bangladesh.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2009, Vol. 10, 71 - 91
Public18+ aged, general public,rural and urban areas, Bangladesh, 2004
Collect period2004
Survey nameNot available
 A - Well-being in Developing Survey (WeD) B - Resources and Needs Questionnaire (RANQ)
SampleProbability cluster sample
Respondents N =1500
 WeD: N= 330 - semi-structured interviews: N=68 - Person Generated Index: N=22 (urban) - focus group discussions: N=240 RANQ: N=1.500
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on open question How happy are you with your life as a whole? 3 very happy 2 happy 1 not too happy Ratings made by the interviewer
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication75-78, Table 1
RemarksMeans computed by the WDH-team
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.562.81

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Adequate clothingI01ac02Subjective poverty
Age and genderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Age and genderA04ab01Young versus old, also classified as above ↑
Food shortageN15ac01Concern about nutrition
Food shortageI01ac02Subjective poverty, also classified as above ↑
Health careH17ai03Satisfaction with health-services
Housing facilitiesH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Housing facilitiesI01ac02Subjective poverty, also classified as above ↑
OccupationO01ab02Kind of occupation (profession)
Socio-economic status (self-assessed)S09ab02Subjective social rank
UrbanizationR01ab04Region in Bangladesh
UrbanizationL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling, also classified as above ↑