Findings on happiness in Kollamparambil (2019): study ZA 2008

Publication
Author(s)Kollamparambil, U.
TitleHappiness, Happiness Inequality and Income Dynamics in South Africa.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2019, online
URLhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-019-00075-0
Investigation
Public18+ aged, adults, South Afrika, 2008-2014
Last assesment2014
Survey nameSA NIDS Panel study
 Waves 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Pooled sample of all waves
Respondents N =112000
 The panel counts 28.000 persons in 7.800 households
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: What is your current level of life satisfaction between one and 10? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Scale labels not reported
ClassificationO-SLu-c-sq-n-10-d
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean4.654.06
Standard deviation3.383.76


Full textStandard deviation of 0-10 score on single question "overall, how happy would you say you are currently?"
ClassificationD-HL-c-sq-n--a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publicationTable 1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Log individual incomeI01ab01Personal income