print

Studies

Ambrey et al. (2013): study AU Queensland 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Ambrey, C.L.; Chan, A. Y.; Fleming, C.M.
Title:
Estimating the Cost of Air Pollution in South East Queensland: An Application of the Life Satisfaction Non-Market Valuation Approach.
Source:
AARES Paper, 2013, Sydney, Australia

Investigation

Public:
45+ aged general public, South East Queensland, Australia, 2000-2001
Survey name:
AU-HILDA 2001
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 923
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?

I want you to pick a number between 0 and 10 that indicates your level of satisfaction. The more satisfied you are, the higher the number you should pick. The less satisfied you are, the lower the number.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

This item is at the end of a list of identical questions about satisfaction in specific domains of life: home, employment opportunities, financial situation, safety, neighborhood, health and free time
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-a
Page in publication:
7.17
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.92 7.92
SD:
1.60 1.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Aboriginal identity Ethnic status in Australia Immigrant Ethnic status in Australia
Country of origin
Poor English Problems with the language Marital status Married vs never married
Never married (vs widowed)
Never married (vs co-habiting
Lone parent Single parent Number of children Number of children Health condition Self-perceived chronic illness Education levels Level of school-education Employment status Current employment status Non- participant Others present during interview Household income Household income Importance of religion Attitudes to religion Living years Earlier housing
Specific life-changes
Length of residence
Personality Conscientious
Emotional
Extraverted
Outgoing
Agreeable
Major city Size of urban setting SEFIA index Socio-economic level of vicinity Local status Safety in vicinity
Local social cohesion
Social contacts in vicinity
Pollution Local pollution Humidity Local humidity Rainfall Local humidity Temperature Local temperature Wind speed Local wind Self-employed Self employed Unemployed Looking for work