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Studies

Taylor et al. (2009): study GB 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Taylor, M.; Jenkins, S.; Sacker, A.
Title:
Financial Capability and Wellbeing: Evidence from the BHPS
Source:
Occasional Paper Series, 2009, Vol. 34, 1 - 98

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, United Kingdom, 1996-2000, 2002-2006
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 72954
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Remarks:
1996: M=5,25; 1997: M=5,27; 1998: M=5,34; 199: M=5,24; 2000: M=5,16; 2002: M=5,24; 2003: M=5,26; 2004: M=5,20; 2005: M=5,13; 2006: M=5,19
Page in publication:
12-13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.23

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in life satisfaction Actual changes in happiness Anxiety/depression Anxious (f40)
Depressive (f31-33)
Change in financial incapability Change in income sufficiency Financial incapability Sufficiency of current income