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Studies

Ugur (2019): study TR 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Ugur, Z.B.
Title:
Does Money Buy Happiness in Turkey?
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Turkey 2003-2017
Survey name:
TR-TurkishLS pooled surveys
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 300313
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How happy or unhappy do you think you are.....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  moderately happy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
happiness
Page in publication:
table 1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3%,   2: 9%,   3: 29%,   4: 51%,   5: 9%   (total 101%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.53 6.34
SD:
0.89 1.79

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income bracket Household income
Trend correlates of happiness
Perceived change in standard of living over past 5 years Change to better or worse
Income comparisons
Awareness of income change
Expected change in standard of living in the next 5 years Income expectations
Awareness of income change
Self placement on income ladder Relative to income of compatriots Standard of living Relative income Age Current age (in years) Female Sexe: male (vs female) Employment status Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Unfit for work
Unemployed involuntary
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Not in labor force
Education Level of school-education Marital status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Vs formerly married (divorced + separated)
Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with friends