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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 =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Author's label:
life-satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean:
- 2001: 7.99
- 2002: 7.91
- 2003: 7.98
- 2004: 7.95
- 2005: 7.89
Page in publication:
901

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Earlier level of income
Personal income
Reference income Relative to income of similar people Trend in Australia Trend average happiness in Australia Age Current age (in years) Educational degree Level of school-education Employment status Unemployed involuntary
Not in labor force
Gender Sex: male (vs female) Health status Self-perceived health Living in city Rural dwelling (vs urban) 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