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Studies

Camfield et al. (2009): study BD 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Camfield, L.; Choudhury, K.; Devine, J.
Title:
Well-Being, Happiness and why Relationships Matter: Evidence from Bangladesh.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2009, Vol. 10, 71 - 91

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public,rural and urban areas, Bangladesh, 2004
Sample:
Probability cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on open question

How happy are you with your life as a whole?
3  very happy
2  happy
1  not too happy

Ratings made by the interviewer
Classification:
O-HL-u-oq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Means computed by the WDH-team
Page in publication:
75-78, Table 1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 19.4%,   2: 68%,   3: 12.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.93 4.66
SD:
0.56 2.81

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Socio-economic status (self-assessed) Subjective social rank Occupation Kind of occupation (profession) Age and gender Young versus old
Sex (male vs female)
Health care Satisfaction with health-services Housing facilities Satisfaction with housing
Subjective poverty
Food shortage Concern about nutrition
Subjective poverty
Adequate clothing Subjective poverty Urbanization Rural vs urban dwelling
Region in Bangladesh