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Studies

Guven (2009b): study NL 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Guven, C.
Title:
Weather and Financial Risk-Taking: Is Happiness the Channel?
Source:
SOEP Paper No. 218, 2009, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, households' members, Netherlands, 1993-2006
Survey name:
NL--DHS 1993
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 4500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  unhappy
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 1%,   3: 14%,   4: 66%,   5: 18%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.02 7.12
SD:
0.60 1.24

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Regional sunshine Climate Gender Sex (male vs female) Health status Self-perceived health Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Community of property
Labor force status Kind of occupation (profession)
Current employment status
Self employed
Looking for work
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Voluntary work
Not in labour force
Household size Number of persons in household Children Number of children Income Current income level (unspecified) Labor supply Work hours Risk taking behavior Risk minded Discounting and self-control Impulsive (vs self controlled)
Current time-usage
Work values
Price change expectations Expected improvement\deterioration of one's nation Investment behavior (risk averseness) Attitude to saving Unexpected transitory sunshine changes Good or bad weather Use of phone/internet banking and ATM Preferred way of payment
Practiced ways of payment
Smoking Use of tobacco Life expectancy Expected longevity Quickness of decision making Impulsive (vs self controlled)
Critical
Speedy, hurried
Hours you would like to work in a week Preferred working hours