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Studies

Brown et al. (2015a): study ZZ OECD member states 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Brown, Z.; Oueslati, W.; Silva, J.
Title:
Exploring the Effect of Urban Structure on Individual Well-Being.
Source:
OECD Environment Working Papers, 2015,No. 95, 1 - 36, Paris, France

Investigation

Public:
+18 aged, metropolitan areas in 5 OECD nations, 2011
Survey name:
INT-OECD household survey
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 1964
Non Response:
>25%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
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Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, please indicate how satisfied you feel with your life at the moment? The bottom of the ladder indicates extreme dissatisfaction, while the top indicates high levels of satisfaction with your life. On which step of the ladder do you personally feel you stand at the moment, assuming that the higher up the step the more satisfied and the lower on the ladder the more dissatisfied you are with your life?
10  very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-g
Author's label:
Lifesatisfaction
Page in publication:
12

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding gender Sexe (male vs female) age Current age (in years) years of post-secondry education Level of school-education marriage Married state (compared to non-married states) children Children in the household unemployed Unemployed involuntary illness in the household Illness in household home ownership Ownership of current dwelling home size Surface of house income (log) Household income land-use diversity Diversity of land use in vicinity green space (fraction within 5km) Local green relative distance to urban core Distance from city center
Sub-urban (vs urban)
population density Population density in region
Population density in vicinity
centralization Population density in vicinity
Population density in region
Compactness of city center
density of roads Local traffic density
Road density
Summed effect Socio-demographic + environmental factors