Correlational finding on Happiness and Household income
Subject code: I01ab03

StudyMoller (2007a): study ZA 2002
TitleSatisfied and Dissatisfied South Africans: Results From The General Household Survey in the International Comparison.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 389 - 415
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-006-9004-3
PublicAdults, general public, South Africa, 2002
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =26000

Correlate
Author's labelMonthly household expenditure
Page in Source 400-2
Our classificationHousehold income , code I01ab03
Operationalization
a:Monthly household expenditure R2500
  or higher
b:Monthly household expenditure under
  R400
c:Remitance main source of household
  income
d:No household income
Observed distributiona:5%, b:40%, c:17%, d:3%

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-c
                  %happy %neutral %unhappy     
a:Monthly househ. exp.
  R2500 or higher     67        14   19  
b:Monthly househ. exp. 
  under R400          47        12   41
c:Remitance main source
  of househ. Income   47        12   41
d:No househ. Income   42         8   50


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-cSelfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
10 completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 completely dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl