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Studies

Stillman & Liang (2010): study AU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Stillman, S.; Liang, Y.
Title:
Does Homeownership Improve Personal Wellbeing?
Source:
Melbourne Institute, Research Paper, HILDA Survey, 2010, 1 - 31, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, Australia, 2001-2009
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 778666
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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:
7
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:
7.80 7.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Home ownership Ownership of current dwelling Age Current age (in years) Employed Current employment status Real Log Hhold Income Household income Inner/Outer regional Change in residence
Current life-events (past few years)
Age of children Age of children Singles/couples Later re-marriage
Still with first spouse
Life-long single
Summed determinants Life-appraisals + personality + social ties