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Studies

Hinks & Simon (2012): study MW 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Hinks, T.; Simon, D.
Title:
Life Satisfaction in Malawi.
Source:
Selin, H.; Davey, G; Eds.: "Happiness Across Cultures. Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western Cultures Across Cultures. The History of Non-Western Science 6.", Springer, 2012, New York, USA, 271 - 292

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Malawi, 2004
Survey name:
MW_Malawi IHS 2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11272
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Overall, how satisfied (content, happy) are you with your life?
1  very unsatisfied
2  unsatisfied
3  neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
277
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 24.41%,   2: 38.2%,   3: 13.52%,   4: 18.31%,   5: 5.57%   (total 100.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.42 3.56
SD:
1.20 2.99

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Consumption per capita (log) Consumption: absolute level Ultra poor `objective` poverty Personal victim of crime (attack, burglary, theft) Crime on nation Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Married dummy Married state (compared to non-married states) Employment status Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Unemployed involuntary
Being a farmer
Involved in schooling or not
Self employed
Household size Number of persons in household Education level Level of school-education Urban/rural area Rural dwelling (vs urban) Asset index Total wealth Hungry season Climate
Season
Regional crime rate Safety in region