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Oswald & Powdthavee (2007a): study DE 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Oswald, A.J.; Powdthavee, N
Title:
Obesity, Unhappiness, and the Challenge of Affluence: Theory and Evidence.
Source:
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2007, Bonn, Germany

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Germany, 2002
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 24000
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  totally unsatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
16
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:
7.00
SD:
1.70

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Body Mass Index Variable (BMI) Heigth
Weight