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Binder & Coad (2013): study GB 1996 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Binder, M.; Coad, A.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Self-employment: A Matching Approach.
Source:
Small Business Economist, 2013, Vol. 40, 1009 - 1033

Investigation

Public:
Working age people, UK, followed 10 years 1996-2006
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 49018
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
Remarks:
Weighted mean computed by WDH team
Page in publication:
1010
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:
5.22 7.03

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Self employed
Change in employment (compared to matched control group) Change in employment
Getting self-employed
Change to retired Current status: retired or not
Change in retirement status
D_study school / change education School career
Current education
Age Current age (in years)
Ageing
Education Change in education
Current education
Change in maternity leave Change in employment
In/out maternity leave
Change in long-term sick Global health rating
Change in physical health
Change in familycare Change in helping
Care giving
Change in health status Self-perceived health
Change in physical health
Change in married status Recent entering of marriage
Married vs never married
Change in separated Recent divorce/separation
Vs separated
Change in widowed Recent widowhood
Vs widowed
Change in divorced Recent divorce/separation
Vs divorced
Change in disabled Current handicap
Getting handicapped
Change in employment (fixed effected analysis) Change in employment
Getting self-employed
Getting (re)employed
Falling unemployed
Mental well-being Current general mental health Income Change in income
Household income
Gender Sex (male vs female)