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Studies

Nidup et al. (2018): study BT 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Nidup, J.; de Silva, A.; Feeny, S.
Title:
Improving Well-Being in Bhutan: A Pursuit of Happiness or Poverty Reduction?
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2018, Vol. 140, 79 - 100

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not rpeorted, Bhutan, 2012
Survey name:
BT-Bhutan Living Standard Survey 2012
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 8847
Non Response:
11,5%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy do you consider yourself to be?
5   very happy
4   moderately happy
3   neither happy nor unhappy
2   moderately unhappy
1   very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-f
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
84
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:
4.15
SD:
0.76

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income poverty Household income
`objective` poverty
Multi Dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) `objective` poverty Self-perceived poverty Subjective poverty Household size Number of persons in household Nationality of household head Characteristics of household-members Number of dependent hh members Dependent persons in household Number of rooms in house Type of current dwelling Literacy Literacy Education Level of school-education Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Widowed Widowed (vs all other) Member of farmer's cooperative Membership of voluntary organizations Trust in neighbours Trust in fellow-man in nation Togetherness Local social cohesion Believe in a local deity Specific beliefs Savings account Savings Ownership of house Ownership of current dwelling