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Booth & VanOurs (2009): study AU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Booth, A.L.; VanOurs, J.C.
Title:
Hours of Work and Gender Identity: Does Part-time Work Make the Family Happier?
Source:
Economica, 2009, Vol. 76, 176 - 196

Investigation

Public:
Couples, Australia, followed 4 years 2001-2004
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 8170
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?

I want you to pick a number between 0 and 10 that indicates your level of satisfaction. The more satisfied you are, the higher the number you should pick. The less satisfied you are, the lower the number.
0
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10

This item is at the end of a list of identical questions about satisfaction in specific domains of life: home, employment opportunities, financial situation, safety, neighborhood, health and free time
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Calculated from the women and men figures for Life satisfaction in table 1 (booth 2009 grouped data.xls)
Page in publication:
180
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:
7.95 7.95
SD:
0.13 0.13

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Current employment status Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Full-time vs part-time
Employment of spouse
Change in employment: part-time full-time Change in employment
Change from/to full-time homemaker
Child born Birth of children Family income Household income Health Self-perceived health
Health of spouse
Health of partner Physical health of spouse Working hours Hours work Working hours of partner Work conditions of spouse
Hours work
Change to employment Getting (re)employed
Change from/to full-time homemaker