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Studies

RUSSET panel study (2005): study SN 2002

Publication

Author(s):
RUSSET panel study,
Title:
Russian Socio-Economic Transition Panel study (RUSSET)
Source:
William van der Veld's website

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Senegal, 2002
Survey name:
WhatWorldThinks 2002
Sample:
Non-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 710
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Remarks:
Sample disproportionately urban
Page in publication:
Q2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.8%,   2: 0.9%,   3: 3.8%,   4: 7.7%,   5: 9.4%,   6: 34.5%,   7: 18.2%,   8: 11.9%,   9: 8%,   10: 1.3%,   11: 2.4%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.34 5.34
SD:
1.85 1.85