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Correlational findings

Study Angeles (2008): study GB 1991

Public:
18+ aged general public, UK, 1991-2005
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 1996-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-reported on single question: Please think back over the last 12 months about how your health has been. Compared to people of your own age, would you say that your health has on the whole been…''"
Answers:
a) Excellent
b) Good
c) Fair
d) Poor
e) Very Poor (reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.98 p < .01 Health excellent (vs. Health very poor) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.86 p < .01 Health good (vs. Health very poor) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.62 p < .01 Health fair (vs. Health very poor) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.35 p < .01 Health poor (vs. Health very poor)

b controlled for:
- absolute income
- sex
- age
- marital status
- education
- unemployed
- number of children
- religious participation
- region

Based upon fixed effects analysis; similar results for pooled OLS, Ordered Probit and Ordered Logit