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Studies

Myers & Liu (2013): study US 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Myers, R.; Liu, D.
Title:
In U.S.women Veterans rate Lives better than Men.
Source:
The Gallup Organization, april 2013

Investigation

Public:
Veterans, United States, 2012
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 48690
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Remarks:
Male veterans 6.8, Female veterans 6.9
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.90 6.90

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Veterans Earlier in armed force
Sex (male vs female)