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Studies

Blanchflower (2009): study US 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Blanchflower, D.G.
Title:
Happiness and Health Care Coverage.
Source:
IZA Discussion Paper no. 4450, 2009, Bonn, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 2008
Survey name:
US_BRFSS 2008
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 380855
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  satisfied
4  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 4%,   3: 49%,   4: 45%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.39 8.57
SD:
0.62 1.42