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Studies

Krueger & Mueller (2008): study US 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Krueger, A.B.; Mueller, A.
Title:
The Lot of the Unemployed: A Time Use Perspective.
Source:
Working Paper #524, Princeton University, Industrial relation Section, 2008, USA

Investigation

Public:
20-26 aged, United States, 2006
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2075
Non Response:
63%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question repeated several times a day (Day Reconstruction Method)

After having completed a time diary of the previous day, three 15 minute intervals were randomly selected from the non-sleeping portion of the day and the respondents were reminded of the activity they said they had participated in at those times. Respondents were then asked the extend to which they had experienced six different feelings during each interval, one of which was 'happy'
0 did not experience this feeling at all
1
2
3
4
5
6  this feeling was very strong
Classification:
A-ARE-mp-mqr-v-7-a
Author's label:
Affect
Remarks:
Weighed Mean of employed and unemployed individuals=4.10
Page in publication:
7
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
1  not at all satisfied
2  not very satisfied
3  satisfied
4  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-f
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
Weighed Mean of employed and unemployed individuals=4.10
Page in publication:
9

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Unemployed Unemployed involuntary