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Studies

Paul & Guilbert (2013): study AU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Paul, S.; Guilbert, D.
Title:
Income-Happiness Paradox in Australia: Testing the Theories of Adaptation and Social Comparison.
Source:
Economic Modeling, 2013, Vol. 30, 900 - 910

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Australia, followed 4 years 2001-2005
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 8530
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?
Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are.
0  totally dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 totally satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d
Remarks:
Mean:
- 2001: 7.99
- 2002: 7.91
- 2003: 7.98
- 2004: 7.95
- 2005: 7.89
Page in publication:
901
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:
7.92 7.92

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Personal income
Earlier level of income
Reference income Relative to similar people Trend in Australia Trend in general public Age Current age (in years) Educational degree Level of school-education Employment status Unemployed involuntary
Not in labour force
Gender Sex (male vs female) Health status Self-perceived health Living in city Rural vs urban dwelling Indiginous Ethnic status in Australia Marital status Married vs never married Volunteering Voluntary work Marital status parents Number of parents (broken home) Work hours Hours work