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Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2009 /2

Publication

Author(s):
Bonikowska, A.; Helliwell, J.F.; Hou, F.
Title:
An Assessment of Life Satisfaction Responses on Recent Statistics Canada Surveys.
Source:
Analytical Studies Research Papers Series, 2013, No. 351, Ontario, Canada

Investigation

Public:
15+aged, general public, Canada, 2009-2011
Survey name:
CN-CCHS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 63000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Half of the respondents were interviewed by computer-assisted telephone, the other half by computer-assisted personal interview.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0  very dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-eb
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Mean of 2009-2011, computed by WDH-team
Page in publication:
11-13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.99
SD:
1.37

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex Sex (male vs female)
Trend average happiness in males /females
Age Current age (in years)
Trend average happiness in age groups
Married vs. cohabitating Formally-married vs living-as-married
Trend average happiness marrital categories
Married vs. widowed Vs widowed
Trend average happiness marrital categories
Married vs. divorced Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Trend average happiness marrital categories
Married vs. never married Married vs never married
Trend average happiness marrital categories
Number of children Number of children
Trend average happiness in parents
Trend average happiness by number of children
Education (reference: university degree) Level of school-education
Trend average happiness in educational groups
Immigration Ethnic status in Canada
Migration of parents
Migration generation
Trend average happiness in migrants
Labour force activity Current employment status
Trend average happiness in employment categories
Household income Household income
Trend average happiness in income groups
Household size Number of persons in household
Trend average happiness by number of children
Homeowner House owned or rented
Trend average happiness among home-owners
Self-perceived health Self-perceived health
Trend average happiness among patients
Rural/urban area Rural dwelling (vs urban)
Current area of residence
Trend average happiness in urban/rural dwellers
Geographic region REGION OF RESIDENCE
Trend average happiness in cities/regions