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Studies

Headey et al. (2008): study HU 1996

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:
16+ aged, general public, Hungary, 1996
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 3055
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All in all, to what degree are you satisfied with your life now?
1  dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-f
Author's label:
Life satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Household income
Total wealth
Absolute level
UNCLASSIFIED
Equivalised Income / 1000 Household income Net worth (ln) Current possessions
Debts
Equivalised consumption / 1000 Food
How much one spends on eating
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