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Graham (2005): study RU 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Graham, C.
Title:
Insights on Development from the Economics of Happiness.
Source:
The World Bank Research Observer, 2005, Vol. 20, 201 - 231

Investigation

Public:
14+ aged, general public, Russia, 2000
Survey name:
RU-RLMS 2000
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 8911
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

To what extent are you satisfied with your life in general at present?
1  not at all satisfied
2  less than satisfied
3  both yes and no
4  rather satisfied
5  fully satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-eb
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 22.6%,   2: 36.2%,   3: 22.5%,   4: 14.6%,   5: 4%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.41
SD:
1.11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Log equivalent income Current income level (unspecified) Years of education Level of school-education Membership of minority group Attitudes to one's own ethnic status Current occupation Current occupation Health index Self-perceived health