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Studies

Miles & Rossi (2007): study ES 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Miles, D.; Rossi, M.
Title:
Learning about one's Relative Position and Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Applied Economics, 2007, Vol. 39, 1711 - 1718

Investigation

Public:
16-65 aged, satisfied public sector workers, Spain, 2001-03
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 1920
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how satisfied are you with your actual life?
1  completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-k
Author's label:
Subjective Well-being
Remarks:
Condition on the information about relative wage position
Page in publication:
1715
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.53 7.26
SD:
1.33 1.48

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Attitude to changes in relative wage position Attitudes to own income Satisfaction with absolute wage Satisfaction with income Log-income Attitudes to own income