Findings on happiness in Powdthavee (2008): study GB 1997

Publication
Author(s)Powdthavee, N
TitlePutting a Price Tag on Friends, Relatives, and Neighbours: Using Surveys of Life Satisfaction to Value Social Relationships.
SourceJournal of Socio-Economics, 2008, Vol. 39, 1459 -1480
DOIdoi:10.1016/j.socec.2007.04.004
Investigation
Public16-65 aged Great-Britain, followed 6 years, 1997-2003
 T1: 1997-2000 T2: 2003. Wave 2001-2002 is excluded: life satisfaction is not measured in wave 11
Survey nameNot available
 British Household Panel Survey, waves 7 to 10 and wave 12
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Sample of households, all household members of age 16 and over are interviewed. Working age people (16-65) selected from general population sample.
Respondents N =54424
 N= wave 7: 9000, wave 12: 12500
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 publication8
RemarksMean and standard deviation of average T1 + T2. Overtime SD: 0,36
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.166.93
Standard deviation1.282.16

Scores in1234567
%2.02.06.015.030.033.012.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
AgeA04ab01Young versus old, also classified as above ↑
Average district incomeL12ab03Local prosperity
Change in Meeting friends and relativesA02aa02Change in activity pattern
Change in Meeting friends and relativesF03aa02Change in family-life, also classified as above ↑
Change in Meeting friends and relativesF06aa02Change in friendships, also classified as above ↑
Change in talking to neighboursA02aa02Change in activity pattern
Change in talking to neighboursS06aa02aChange in amount of personal contacts, also classified as above ↑
Change in talking to neighboursL17ab01bLocal social contacts, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Meeting friends and relativesF03ab02Contacts with relatives
Meeting friends and relativesA02ac10Socializing, also classified as above ↑
Meeting friends and relativesF06ac06Visits to friends, also classified as above ↑
Quality of accomodation and neighbourhood variablesL16abCurrent residence
Quality of accomodation and neighbourhood variablesL12ab02Local facilities, also classified as above ↑
Quality of accomodation and neighbourhood variablesL17ac03Perceived safety in community, also classified as above ↑
Quality of accomodation and neighbourhood variablesH22ab03aQuality of house, also classified as above ↑
Talking to neighboursS06abCurrent contacts
Talking to neighboursL17ab01bLocal social contacts, also classified as above ↑
Talking to neighboursA02ac10Socializing, also classified as above ↑