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Brinkerhoff et al. (1997): study IN Other place in India 1996 /2

Publication

Author(s):
Brinkerhoff, M.B.; Fredell, K.A.; Frideres, J.S.
Title:
Basic Minimum Needs, Quality of Life and Selected Correlates: Explorations in Villages in Northern India.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1997, Vol. 42, 245 - 281

Investigation

Public:
Adult, general public, two poor rural villages, Garhwal area, Northern India, 1996
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
341
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Lead item not reported
Rated on a 7-step pictorial faces scale, presented on a card
(pictures not shown here)
7  smiling face, very happy
6
5
4
3
2
1  frowning face, very unhappy
Classification:
M-FH-?-sq-f-7-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
257
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.66
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

".....  satisfaction with life ......"
(full lead item not reported)

Rated on a wooden miniature ladder, handed to the respondent
[ 5  ]  very satisfied
[ 4  ]  
[ 3  ]
[ 2  ]
[ 1  ]  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-?-sq-l-5-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction
Page in publication:
257

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Literacy Literacy Powerfull UNCLASSIFIED Village tenure UNCLASSIFIED Family type Non-nuclear household Family size Number of persons in household Enough food UNCLASSIFIED Current concern with childrens food Specific concerns Childrens food Current concerns Family income Household income Family savings Specific possessions Standard of living Current income level (unspecified) Livestock index Size of farm Household index Current possessions Education Level of school-education Family needs money Sufficiency of current income Fatalism UNCLASSIFIED Own land Current characteristics of the farm
Land owned
Joint land Current characteristics of the farm
Land owned
Satisfaction with amount of land Attitudes to farming
Attitudes to one's possessions
Quality of land Current characteristics of the farm Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income\finances Satisfaction with job opportunities Attitudes to economic conditions in vinicity Satisfaction with work you do Current satisfaction with work Satisfaction with amount of work Current satisfaction with work Satisfaction with work situation Current satisfaction with work Satisfaction with spouse's work Own attitudes to spouse Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with temple access Attitudes to religion Satisfaction with family god Attitudes to religion Satisfaction with perssonal finance Satisfaction with income\finances Satisfaction with personal health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with family health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health facilities Satisfaction with amenities in vinicity Satisfaction with educational facilities Satisfaction with local schools Your Education Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with ability to educate Satisfaction with local schools Satisfaction with son' s education Attitudes to characteristics of one's children