Findings on happiness in Krueger & Mueller (2008): study US 2006

Publication
Author(s)Krueger, A.B.; Mueller, A.
TitleThe Lot of the Unemployed: A Time Use Perspective.
SourceWorking Paper #524, Princeton University, Industrial relation Section, 2008, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/krueger_ab_2008.pdf
Investigation
Public20-26 aged, United States, 2006
Collect period5-8
Survey nameNot available
 Princeton Affect and Time Survey (PATS)
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Post-stratified for geaografic region, gender, age and race
Respondents N =2075
Non Response63%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question repeated several times a day (Day Reconstruction Method) After having completed a time diary of the previous day, three 15 minute intervals were randomly selected from the non-sleeping portion of the day anf the respondents were reminded of the activity they said they had participated in at those times. Respondents were then asked the extend to which they had experienced six different feelings during each interval, one of which was 'happy' 0 did not experience this feeling at all 1 2 3 4 5 6 this feeling was very strong
ClassificationA-ARE-mp-mqr-v-7-a
Author's labelAffect
Page in publication7
RemarksWeighed Mean of employed and unemployed individuals=4.10
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 1 not at all satisfied 2 not very satisfied 3 satisfied 4 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-v-4-f
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication9
RemarksWeighed Mean of employed and unemployed individuals=4.10
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
UnemployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary