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Studies

Helliwell et al. (2019a): study JM 2017

Publication

Author(s):
Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.; Wang, S.
Title:
Online dataset to chapter 2 'Changing World Happiness' in the World Happiness Report 2019
Source:
Helliwell, J., Layard, R., & Sachs, J. (2019). World Happiness Report 2019, New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, Jamaica, 2017
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2017
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
 
 Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
 10 best possible
 9
 8
 7
 6
 5
 4
 3
 2
 1
 0 worst possible life
 
 This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Life ladder
Observed distribution:
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.89 5.89
SD:
2.40 2.40