Correlational findings

Study Knies (2011): study GB 2008

Young people, aged 10-15, UK, 200?
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 2163
Non Response
Multiple assesment methods
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI) & Questionnaire: paper


Authors's Label
Household material deprivation index
Our Classification
To generate the HMDI. each household that cannot afford the item is assigned a value of 1 (all others: 0). Multiplied by the proportion ofthe population that has the item, then summed and divided over the total number of items. The idea behind weighting the item by the proportion of the population that has the item is that not having it may have a greater impact the more people have it.The index range from 0 to 1. with 1 representing a household lacking all items that everybody else has.
M = 0.17
Selfreport on questions:
Do you (and your family partner) have...
A. A holiday away from home for at leastone week a year, whilst not staying with relatives at their home?
B. Friends or family around for a drink or meal at least once a month?
C. Two pairs ofall weathershoes for all adult members of the family?
D. Enough money to keep your house in a decent state of repair?
E. Household contents insurance?
F. Enough money to make regular savings of £10 a month or more for rainy days or retirement?
G. Enough money to replace any worn out furniture?
H. Enough money to replace or repair major electrical goods such as a refrigerator or a washing machine, when broken?

Resonse categories for each question:
1:: we cannot afford this
0: others
    a. we have this
    b.we do not need/want this
    c.not applicable

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-f-7-a b = ns B controlled for:
-Basic socio-demographics
-British/Irish White
-Lives in England
-Family conposition
-Number of biological parents in household
-Number of children in household
-Hosehold income
-Standard of living
-Child material deprivation index