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Shifa & Leibbrandt (2018): study ET 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Shifa, M.; Leibbrandt, M.
Title:
Relative Economic Position and Subjective Well-Being in a Poor Society: Does Relative Position Indicator Matter?
Source:
Social lndicators Research, 2018, Vol. 139, 611-630

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, rural population of poor communities Ethiopia. Folowed 4 years 2004-2009
Survey name:
ETH-Ethiopia Rural Household survey
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1375
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Life evaluation ladder
Remarks:
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:
614
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:
4.40
SD:
1.77

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household land holdings Business assets Household lifestock holdings Livestock