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Brereton (2011): study IE 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Brereton, F.J.
Title:
Rural Change and Individual Well-Being: The Case of Ireland and Rural Quality of Life
Source:
European Urban and Regional Studies, 2011, Vol. 18, 203 - 227

Investigation

Public
Rural population, Ireland, 2007
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents
N = 812
Non Response
Assessment

not reported

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Thinking about the good and bad things in your life, which of these answers best describes your life as a whole?’
1 as bad as can be
2 very bad
3 bad
4 alright
5 good
6 very good
7 as good as can be
Classification:
C-BW-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Well-being
Page in publication:
214
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.25%,   2: 0.37%,   3: 1.37%,   4: 11%,   5: 33%,   6: 27%,   7: 27%   (total 99.99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 0 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.65 7.75
SD:
1.08 1.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Current gender Employment status Full-time home maker
Unfit for work
Unemployed involuntary
Current status: retired or not
Self employed
Studying
Not in labor force
Apprentice
Employed
Voluntary part-time work
Unemployed
Education Level of school-education Health Visits to doctor Marital status Married vs never married
Never married (vs widowed)
Never married (vs divorced)
Never married (vs co-habiting
Income Current income level (unspecified) Children Ever had children (vs not)
Number of children
Household tenure House owned or rented
Ownership of current dwelling
Social capital Voluntary work Religious attendance Participation in church Major problems in your area Remoteness
Satisfaction with local services
Accessibility
Recent migrants Recently moved
Length of residence
Adjusted R² Summed residential and indiviidual characteristics