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Studies

Linssen et al. (2011): study IN Orrisa 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Linssen, R.; Kempen, L.; Kraaykamp, G
Title:
Subjective Well Being in Rural India: The Curse of Conspicuous Consumption.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2011, Vol. 101, 57-72

Investigation

Public:
Poor household, rural areas, India, 2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 697
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are.....?
1  very unhappy
2
3
4
5  very happy

Labels of other response options not reported
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
65
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.37
SD:
1.21

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Absolute consumption Absolute level Conspicuous consumption Specific possessions
Positional goods
Luxury
Average village level consumption Consumption in vinicity Relative consumption Relative level to others Caste 'Objective' socio-economic status
Ethnic status in India
Health Days ill Age Current age (in years) Education Years schooling Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Religion Current religious denomination Employment status Current employment status Gender Sex (male vs female)