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Studies

Clark & D'Angelo (2013): study GB 1991 /2

Publication

Author(s):
Clark, A.E.; D'Angelo, E
Title:
Upward Social Mobility, Well-being and Political Preferences: Evidence from the BHPS.
Source:
RePec Working Paper 338, 2013, Italy

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged general public, UK , 1991-2008
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 90234
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Interviews and self completion form

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
9
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 1.52%,   3: 5.12%,   4: 13.66%,   5: 33.34%,   6: 35.9%,   7: 9.96%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.25 7.09
SD:
1.12 1.86

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Own social status 'Objective' socio-economic status Parent's occupational status Socio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young) Mobility relative to parents social status Inter-generational mobility Gender Sex (male vs female) Household size Number of persons in household