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Berlin & Kaunitz (2015): study SE 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Berlin, M.; Kaunitz, N.
Title:
Beyond Income: The Importance for Life Satisfaction of Having Access to a Cash Margin.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015, Vol. 16, 1557 - 1573

Investigation

Public:
18-75 aged general public, Sweden, followed 9 years1991, 2000
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 6406
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
or by telephone

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

We have now been trough a lot of questions about your living conditions in different areas. How do you yourself view your own conditions/ By and large how do you think that your situation is?
5  very good
4  rather good
3  neither good nor bad
2  rather bad
1  very bad
Classification:
O-SLC-u-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life circumstances SLC
Remarks:
Data 1991

Data 2000
1 = 0,5; 2 = 1,4; 3 = 2,9; 4 = 50,9; 5 = 44,3
Page in publication:
1559
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 1.3%,   3: 2.7%,   4: 53%,   5: 42.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.35
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you usually feel tgat your daily life is a source of personal satisfaction?
3  yes
2  most often, yes
1  sometimes, no
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-3-e
Author's label:
Satisfaction with daily life SDL
Remarks:
Data 1991

Data 2000
1 = 5,7; 2 = 33,6; 3 =60,7. M = 2,55
Page in publication:
1562
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.6%,   2: 33.3%,   3: 61.1%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.56

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Source of cash margin Perceived availability of social support
Availability of credit
Has a cash margin Savings
Availability of credit
Sufficiency of current income