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Studies

Fleche et al. (2011): study AU 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Fleche, S.; Smith, C.; Sorsa, P.
Title:
Exploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries.
Source:
OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 921, 2011

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia,1994-2008
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2925
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
7

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gross household income (log) Household income Income inequality Attitudes to social inequality in nation
Egalitarianism
State of health Self-perceived health To be unemployed Current employment status Educational level Level of school-education Environmental index Attitudes to environmental protection Freedom of choice and control Amount of restrictions perceived Important in life: friends Concern about friends
Most important aspects of life
Trust in people Trust in people Extent of political corruption Attitudes to the state in nation
Corruption in nation
Attitudes to government
Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Divorce Married vs divorced Children Number of children Combined effects Socio-demographic + health + social ties