Hinks & Simon (2012): study MW 2012
- Hinks, T.; Simon, D.
- Life Satisfaction in Malawi.
- 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-Westeren Science 6.", Springer, 2012, New York, USA, 271 - 292
- 18+ aged, general public, Malawi, 2012
- Survey name:
- MW_Malawi IHS 2004
- Probability sample (unspecified)
- N = 11000
- Non Response:
- 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
3 neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
5 very satisfied
- Author's label:
- Females are more likely to be 'very unsatisfied with life' than men (28.3% compared to 23.3%). Men are more likely to be at least 'satisfied with life' than women (25.2% compared to 19.4%). Average satisfaction score in urban areas is 2.68 (28.2% very unsatisfied, 34.4% satisfied or very satisfied). Depending on which group 35.6% to 53.8% of the Malawi respondents report being 'very unsatisfied with life'. Groups with the lowest average satisfaction are the ultra-poor, those following traditional religious beliefs and those following other religious beliefs.
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- Observed distribution
- 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
- 2.42 3.56
- 1.20 2.99
Being a farmer
Full-time home maker
Involved in schooling or not