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Studies

Andersson (2008): study SE 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Andersson, P.
Title:
Happiness and Health: Well-Being among the Self-Employed.
Source:
The Journal of Socio-Economics, 2008, Vol. 37, 213 - 236

Investigation

Public:
18+aged, working people, Sweden, followed 9 years, 1991-2000
Survey name:
SE-Swedish Level of Living Survey: combined waves
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 1998
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you generally feel that your life is a source of personal satisfaction?
1  no, never
2   yes, sometimes
3   yes, most of the time
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-v-3-e
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
I
Page in publication:
217-222

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Self-employment Change in contract
Self employed
Age Ageing Job Satisfaction Satisfaction with work itself Job is Stressful Mental strain at work Job is Mentally Straining Mental strain at work Mental Health Problems Self ratings of mental health Poor General Health Self-perceived health Labour Income Current income level (unspecified)