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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Benin (BJ)

Typical text:
All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
10 very satisfied
:
0 not satisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2008 3.02 2.27 3.02 2.70 Average 3.02 2.27 3.02 2.70
Typical text:
All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
10 very satisfied
:
0 not satisfied
Missing cases of average life-satisfaction in nations estimated on the basis of a combination of observed components of happiness in that nation:
1) Afffective component, measured using responses to multiple questions about yesterday's affective experience, from which an affect balance score was computed
2) Cognitive component, measured using responses to single question on Best-Worst possible life
Computation explained in EHERO Working Paper 2021-3 https://www.eur.nl/en/ehero/media/2021-03-ehero-workingpaper2021-3 How to complete the ranklist of happiness in nations
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2006 3.91 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 3.73 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 4.48 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 3.95 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 4.37 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 3.97 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 4.11 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 4.46 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 5.07 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 5.91 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 5.32 Average 4.48
Typical text:
Do you want more days like yesterday?
- yes
- no
% yes
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AOL-yd-sq-v-2-a 2008 56.00 Average 56.00
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- enjoyment
- worry
- sadness
- anger
- depression
- did you smile and laugh a lot
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2008 28.11 6.41 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 40.71 7.04 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 35.19 6.76 Average 34.67 6.74
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday (yes/no)
- well-rested
- treated with respect
- smile and laugh a lot
- learn or do something interesting
- enjoyment
- physical pain
- worry
- sadness
- stress
- anger

Rated:
0: no
1: yes

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E) - (F+G+H+I+J)
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2006 28.00 6.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 35.00 6.75 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 40.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 39.00 6.95 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 34.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 23.00 6.15 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 19.00 5.95 Average 33.00 6.65
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- well rested
- worried
- proud
- depressed
- ...etc
Computation: % positive affect minus % negative affect
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2008 37.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 40.27 Average 38.64
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- well rested
- worried
- proud
- depressed
- ...etc
Computation: % positive affect minus % negative affect
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2008 34.00 Average 34.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 27.81 6.39 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.33 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 48.57 7.43 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 31.63 6.58 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 21.88 6.09 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 15.25 5.76 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 15.68 5.78 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 17.88 5.89 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 21.74 6.09 Average 22.30 6.25
Typical text:
Suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder the worst possible life. Where on this ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
- 10
- .
- .
- 0
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 3.33 1.52 3.33 1.52 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 3.67 1.73 3.67 1.73 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 3.87 1.69 3.87 1.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 3.19 1.64 3.19 1.64 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 3.48 1.59 3.48 1.59 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 3.35 1.69 3.35 1.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 3.62 2.05 3.62 2.05 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 4.01 2.19 4.01 2.19 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 4.85 3.00 4.85 3.00 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 5.82 3.31 5.82 3.31 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 4.98 3.30 4.98 3.30 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 4.41 4.41 Average 4.05 2.16 4.05 2.16