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Studies

Becchetti et al. (2008): study GB 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Becchetti, L.; Corrado, L.; Rossetti, F.
Title:
Easterlin-Types and Frustrated Achievers: The Heterogeneous Effects of Income Changes on Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0816, 2008, Cambridge, UK

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, United Kingdom, followed 15 years 1991-2006
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 79504
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
Page in publication:
table 1, 2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.23 7.05
SD:
1.30 2.17

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Change in income level