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Healy (2005): study IE 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Healy, T.
Title:
In Each Other's Shadow. What Has Been the Impact of Human and Social Capital on Life Satisfaction in Ireland?
Source:
Thesis, National University of Ireland, 2005, Dublin, Ireland

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1981-2002
Survey name:
EU-EVS 1999/2000
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 988
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
data 2002
Page in publication:
161
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 0%,   3: 2%,   4: 2%,   5: 4%,   6: 6%,   7: 15%,   8: 22%,   9: 17%,   10: 31%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.15 7.94
SD:
1.86 2.06

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Time trend of happiness in age categories
Current age (in years)
Trend happiness in age groups
Year Trend average happiness in era