Shifa & Leibbrandt (2018): study ET 2004
- Shifa, M.; Leibbrandt, M.
- Relative Economic Position and Subjective Well-Being in a Poor Society: Does Relative Position Indicator Matter?
- Social lndicators Research, 2018, Vol. 139, 611-630
- 18+ aged, rural population of poor communities Ethiopia. Folowed 4 years 2004-2009
- Survey name:
- ET-Ethiopia Rural Household survey
- Probability stratified sample
- N = 1375
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on single question:
Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
[ 10 ] best possible life
[ 9 ]
[ 8 ]
[ 7 ]
[ 6 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 4 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 2 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 0 ] worst possible life
Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.
Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
- Author's label:
- Life evaluation ladder
- In the empirical analysis, code 0 with code 1 and code 10, code 9 with code 8 were combined due to the very low number of observations for codes 0, 9, and 10.
- Page in publication:
- Observed distribution
- Summary Statistics
- On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
- 4.40 4.40
- 1.77 1.77