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Dorsett & Oswald (2014): study GB 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Dorsett, R.; Oswald, A.J.
Title:
Human Well-being and In-Work Benefits: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Source:
IZA Working Paper Series, 2014, No. 7943, Warwick, Uk

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged unemployed single mothers, UK, followed 5 years. Participants and controls in a program, 2003-2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 3320
Non Response:
41
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Telephone (CAT) and face-to-face interviews T1 (2 Years) after the initial policy intervention T2 (5 Years) after the initial policy intervention

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taken all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? On the whole, would you say you are.....?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
T1 (2 Years) Both Group M=3,59 SD=1,04
T2 (5 Years) Both Group M=3,62 SD=1,07
Page in publication:
28
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.61%,   2: 12.14%,   3: 19.1%,   4: 47.8%,   5: 16.36%   (total 100.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.59 6.99
SD:
1.04 2.44

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Participation in ERA program Socio-economic treatment
Effect of pressure to work
Age Current age (in years) Non-white Ethnic status in Britain Age of youngest child Age of children Qualification Level Level of school-education Work Hour Earlier work hours
Earlier employment
Weekly Earnings Personal labor income Welfare Income from social security
Earlier on welfare