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Studies

Angeles (2008): study GB 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Angeles, L.
Title:
Adaptation or Social Comparison? The Effects of Income and Happiness.
Source:
Paper University of Glasgow, Department of Economics, 2008, UK

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, UK, 1991-2005
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 1996-2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
7

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Absolute income (in logs) Household income Income relative to the past income (in logs) Change in income level Income relative to regional income Relative to neighborhood Income relative to predicted income Relative income Health Global health rating Education Level of school-education Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Living-as-married vs never married
Unemployment Current employment status Number of children Number of children Religiouness activity Participation in church Regions Region in UK