Correlational finding on Happiness and Current age (in years)
Subject code: A04ab

StudyHanda et al. (2014): study KE 2007
TitleSubjective Well-Being, Risk perceptions and Time Discounting: Evidence from a Large-Scale Cash Transfer Programme.
SourceUnicef WorkingPaper, 2014, No. 2014-02, Florence, Italy
URLhttp://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/717
PublicPoor households: benefactories of a welfare program and controls, Kenya, 2007
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-ResponseAttrition: 2007-2009:17%;2009-2011 5%
Respondents N =1805

Correlate
Author's labelAge (x100) ; Age squared (x 1000)
Page in Source 30,39
Our classificationCurrent age (in years), code A04ab
Operationalization
a Age (x100)
b Age squared (x1000)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-ab=-.28 ns
Weighted linear probability regression (WLS) 
results for Age (x100)
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-db=+.04 ns
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-bb=-.39 ns
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-ab=-.5 ns
Ordinary linear probability least squares 
regression(OLS)results for Age (x100)
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-db=+.1 ns
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-bb=-.19 ns
b's are controlled for 

- Treatment (Receiving financial support)
- Age squared (x1000)
- Sex
- Household position
- Literacy
- Chronic Illness
- Current Handicap
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-ab=-.0 ns
Weighted linear probability regression 
(WLS)results for age squared (x1000)
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-db=-.04 ns
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-bb=+.02 ns
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-ab=+.02 ns
Ordinary linear probability least squares 
regression (OLS)results for age squared (x1000)
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-db=-.06 ns
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-bb=+.00 ns
b's are controlled for 
- Treatment (Receiving financial support)          
      
- Age (x100)
- Sex
- Household position
- Literacy
- Chronic Illness
- Current Handicap


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question:

I enjoy life
5 strongly agree
4
3
2
1 strongly disagree
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-dSelfreport on sing;e question:

I experience positive feelings in my life
5 strongly agree
4
3
2
1 strongly disagree
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-bSelfreport on single question:

I am satisfied with my life
1 fully disagree
2 disagree
3 don't know
4 agree
5 fully agree


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
bREGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: unlimited

Meaning:
b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.
B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.
B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl