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Binder & Coad (2013): study GB 1996

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, 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
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
1015
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 Self employed
Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Change in employment Change in employment
Getting self-employed
Mental wellbeing Scores on symptom inventories Income Marital status Disabled Age Education Retired In education On Maternal leave Longtern sickness Family care