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Studies

Oswald & Powdthavee (2007): study GB 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Oswald, A.J.; Powdthavee, N
Title:
Death, Happiness, and the Calculation of Compensatory Damages.
Source:
Discussion Paper 3159, IZA, 2007, Bonn, Germany

Investigation

Public:
16-65 aged, United Kingdom, 1999 -2004
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 28418
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Author's label:
life-satisfaction
Remarks:
Overall SD, within SD=0,78 (1.11 transformed 0-10)
Page in publication:
10
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.23
SD:
1.31

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Death of father Death of an intimate Death mother Death of an intimate Death partner Death of an intimate
Recent widowhood
Death sibling Death of an intimate Death child Death of an intimate
Death of children
Death friend Death of an intimate Death of intimitate long ago Earlier life-events
Death of an intimate
Number of children Number of children
Current parental status
Age of children
Home ownership Ownership of current dwelling