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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 =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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

Correlational Findings

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