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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 average happiness in age groups
Year Trend average happiness in era