print

Studies

Hinks & Davies (2008): study MW 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Hinks, T.; Davies, S.
Title:
Life Satisfaction in Malawi and the Importance of Relative Consumption, Polygamy and Religion.
Source:
Journal of International Development, 2008, Vol. 20, 888 - 904

Investigation

Public:
Household heads, Malawai 2004-2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 11272
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering the whole situation: how satisfied are you about your daily life?
1  very unsatisfied
2  unsatisfied
3  neither unsatisfied, nor satisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied

Numbering reversed in original (very unsatisfied '5', very satisfied '1')
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
893
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 24.4%,   2: 38.18%,   3: 13.52%,   4: 18.31%,   5: 5.57%   (total 99.98%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.42 4.23
SD:
1.20 2.68

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding male/female Sex (male vs female) poor/ultra-poor `objective` poverty urban/rural Rural vs urban dwelling Christian/Islam/Traditional/Others Current religious denomination
Religious (vs not)
per capita consumption Absolute level mean community consumption Consumption in vinicity relative consumption Relative level to others age Current age (in years) neighbours' subjective wealth Income level in vinicity household assets Current possessions
Total wealth
education level Level of school-education marriage/separated/widowed Married state (compared to non-married states)
Vs widowed
Vs separated
salaried employment/self employment Current employment status
Self employed
polygamy Polygamous marriage (vs monogamous) reported feeling unsafe Specific worries attacked in last 12 months Victim of crime
Change: recently victimized