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Studies

Blaauw & Pretorius (2013): study ZA 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Blaauw, D.; Pretorius, A.
Title:
The Determinants of Subjective Well-Being in South Africa - An Exploratory Enquiry.
Source:
Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, 2013, Vol. 6, 179 - 194.

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged general public, South Africa, 2008
Survey name:
US-National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) 2008
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 13792
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

How do you feel about your life as a whole right now?
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-n
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
183
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.35%,   2: 5.1%,   3: 9.1%,   4: 13.3%,   5: 18.5%,   6: 12.7%,   7: 11.6%,   8: 9.7%,   9: 3.3%,   10: 8.7%   (total 99.35%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.46 4.95
SD:
2.48 2.75

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Ethnicity Ethnic status in South Africa Gender Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Children Current parental status Education Years schooling Importance of religion Concern about religion Regional Income per capita GDP in region Summed effects Socio-demographic + environmental factors BMI Body Mass Index (BMI) Height Heigth