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Studies

Litchfield et al. (2012): study AL 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Litchfield, J.; Reilly, B; Veneziani, M.
Title:
An Analysis of Life Satisfaction in Albania: An Heteroscedastic Ordered Probit Model Approach.
Source:
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, Vol. 81, 731 - 741

Investigation

Public:
Working aged (15-65), Albania, 2005
Survey name:
AL AlLSMS 2005
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 2923
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

By bearing in mind the last 12 months, are you on the wholer satisfied or dissatisfied with your present life?
4  fully satisfied
3  rather satisfied
2  less than satisfied
1  not satisfied at all
-  no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-i
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 29%,   2: 49%,   3: 20%,   4: 2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.95 3.17
SD:
0.75 2.51

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Out of labor force Not in labour force Employed on household business Family business Self employed or employer Self employed Educational level Level of school-education Illness Chronic illness Religion Current religious denomination Married Married state (compared to non-married states)
Living as married
Household head Main breadwinner Age Current age (in years) Male Sex (male vs female) LN of real per capita household consumption Absolute level Transfer1 Welfare Number of children Children in the household Number of friends Current number of friends Household size Number of persons in household Pyramid Specific current life-events Live alone Living alone or not InsideWC Quality of current dwelling Size of dwelling Surface of house Land dispute Local social cohesion Thefts Safety in vinicity Population increase Development of local demographic conditions Community_organization Local social cohesion Location Region in Albania