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Studies

Headey & Wooden (2004): study AU 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.; Wooden, M.
Title:
The Effects of Wealth and Income on Subjective Well-Being and Ill-Being.
Source:
Economic Record, 2004, Vol. 80, 24 - 33

Investigation

Public:
20-59 aged, general public, Australia, 2002
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 7934
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?
Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are.
0  totally dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 totally satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
7

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Equivalised income (/1000) Household income Log net worth Current possessions
POSSESSIONS
Sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Educational Attainment Level of school-education Partnered Steady love-relation
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Living as married
Employment Status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Disability status Current handicap
Severity of handicap
Not named Socio-demographic + health