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Studies

Headey et al. (2008): study GB 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.; Muffels, R.; Wooden, M.
Title:
Money does not Buy Happiness...Or does it? A Reconsideration Based on the Combined Effects of Wealth, Income and Consumption.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 87, 65 - 82

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Great Britain, 2000
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 14101
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?
7  completely satisfied
6
5
4  neutral
3
2
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
8

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Household income
Total wealth
Consumption level
UNCLASSIFIED
Equivalised income / 1000 Household income Net worth (ln) Current possessions
Debts
Equivalised Consumption / 1000 Current nutrition
Food
Sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Partnered Steady love-relation
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Living as married
Education (Years) Development of one's education In working force Current employment status Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Bad health Symptoms of bad health Not named Socio-demographic + health + social ties