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Studies

Pfaff & Hirata (2013): study GB 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Pfaff, T.; Hirata, J.
Title:
Testing the Easterlin Hypothesis with Panel Data: The Dynamic Relationship between Life Satisfaction and Economic Growth in Germany and in the UK.
Source:
ZWb Econstor Conference Paper, M√ľnster, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, United Kingdom, followed 12 years,1996-2008
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 1996-2008
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 125095
Non Response:
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
Page in publication:
11
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:
5.22 7.03
SD:
1.27 2.12

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Household income
Change in income level
Regional income Economic growth/decline in region
GDP in region