Findings on happiness in Oswald & Powdthavee (2007a): study GB 2004

Publication
Author(s)Oswald, A.J.; Powdthavee, N
TitleObesity, Unhappiness, and the Challenge of Affluence: Theory and Evidence.
SourceIZA Discussion Paper No. 2007, Bonn, Germany
URLhttp://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/papers/twerp_793.pdf
Investigation
PublicAdults, United Kingdom, 2004
Survey nameNot available
 British Household Panel, 2004
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =13000
Non Responsen.a.
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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication15
RemarksBritish Household Panel
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.20
Standard deviation1.30


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Body Mass Index Variable (BMI)B03ac01aHeigth
Body Mass Index Variable (BMI)B03ac01cWeight, also classified as above ↑