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Studies

Ball & Chernova (2008): study ZZ 1995 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Ball, R.E.; Chernova, K.
Title:
Absolute Income, Relative Income, and Happiness.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 88, 497 - 529

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 18 nations, 1995-1997
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 20771
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Absolute Income Personal income Relative Income Relative income Marital Status Married state (compared to non-married states) gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Employment Unemployed involuntary
Current employment arrangement
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Full-time home maker
Health Self-perceived health Religion Current religious beliefs Children Current parental status
Number of children
Economic growth Economic growth/decline in nation Relative income Relative income