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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:
Self report 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
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 Consumption: absolute level Conspicuous consumption Specific possessions
Expenditures on: Luxury
Consumption of positional goods
Average village level consumption Consumption in vicinity Relative consumption Consumption: relative 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 Sexe: male (vs female)