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Studies

Falco et al. (2012): study GH 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Falco, P.; Maloney, W.F.; Rijkers, B.
Title:
Heterogeneity in Subjective Wellbeing. An Application to Occupational Allocation in Africa.
Source:
Policy Research Working Paper 6244, Worldbank, 2012, USA

Investigation

Public:
15-60 aged, urban population, Ghana, followed 7 years, 2004-2010
Survey name:
GH-UHPS 2004-2010
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 3216
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Taking everything together, how happy are you with the way things are going in your life now?
6  completely satisfied
5  pretty much satisfied
4  slightly satisfied
3  slightly dissatisfied
2  pretty much dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLS-c-sq-v-6-a
Remarks:
Weighted mean computed by WDH team
Page in publication:
10
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.28

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment status Self employed Different Salaried employees Tenure (vs flex contracts) Civil Servants Public employment (vs private sector) Earnings Personal income Work Hours Work hours Tenure Tenure (vs flex contracts) Apprentice Working of students Household Assests Current possessions Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education Current education Height (Z-score) Heigth Married Status Married state (compared to non-married states) Household Head Own position in household Different employment status Self employed
Tenure (vs flex contracts)
Entrepreneur
Public employment (vs private sector)