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Studies

Shields et al. (2009): study AU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Shields, M.A.; Price, S.W.; Wooden, M.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and the Economic and Social Characteristics of Neighbourhoods.
Source:
Journal of Population Economics, 2009, Vol. 22, 421 - 443

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, Australia, 2001
Survey name:
AU-HILDA 2001
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 13903
Non Response:
34%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Additionally self-completion questionnaires were used.

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
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
424
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:
7.96

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Region in Australia Region in Australia
Sex (male vs female)
Remoteness Remoteness Log annual household income Household income Neighbourhood characteristic: % unemployed Unemployment in vinicity Neighbourhood characteristic: % lone parents Intimate relations in vinicity Neighbourhood characteristic: % immigrants Ethnic diversity in vinicity Neighbourhood characteristic: % home owners House ownership in vinicity Neighbourhood characteristic: % of professionals Occupations in vinicity Neighbourhood characteristic: % over 64 years Age distribution in vinicity Neighbourhood characteristic: social interaction and support Social contacts in vinicity Neighbourhood characteristic: local disamenity Actual quality of local environment Neighbourhood characteristic: insecurity in the neighbourhood Safety in vinicity Residential duration Time since last move Relative income Relative to neighborhood Age Current age (in years) Married Married vs never married Co-habiting Vs co-habiting Seperated Vs separated Divorced Vs divorced Widowed Vs widowed Lone parent Single parent Number of children Number of children Number of parents Number of persons in household Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Ethnic status in Australia Immigrant Ever migrated or not
Earlier language
Poor English speaking ability Problems with understanding the interview
Problems with the language
Health condition Degree of restriction Level of education Level of school-education Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Self-employed Self employed Owner/manager Current employment status Employee (part-time) Full-time vs part-time Permanently sick Unfit for work Retired Current status: retired or not Full-time student Involved in schooling or not Negative household income Negative/Zero income House renter House owned or rented Religion is important Self-definition as religious Suspicious of interview questions Respondents attitudes to interview Others present during interview Others present during interview Lived with both parents aged 14 Household-composition career