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Studies

Bell & Blanchflower (2007): study GB 1975 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Bell, D.N.; Blanchflower, D.G.
Title:
The Scots may be Brave but They are neither Healthy nor Happy.
Source:
Scottisch Journal of Political Economy, 2007, Vol. 54, 166 - 194

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1975-1986
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer7586
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 14341
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 15%,   2: 58%,   3: 26%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.11 6.87
SD:
0.63 1.67