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Studies

Fitzroy et al. (2013): study GB 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Fitzroy, F.; Nolan, M.; Steinhardt, M. F.
Title:
Testing the Tunnel Effect: Comparison, Age and Happiness in UK and German Panels.
Source:
IZA DP No. 7452, 2013, Hull, United Kingdom.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, UK, 1996-2008
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 153189
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.23 7.05
SD:
1.29 2.15

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Change in income level Comparison income Relative to similar people Age Young versus old