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VanLandeghem & Vandeplas (2017): study IN 2008

Publication

Author(s):
VanLandeghem, B.G.; Vandeplas, A.
Title:
The Relationship between Status and Happiness: Evidence from the Caste System in Rural India.
Source:
Working Paper, 2017, Nr IZA DP 11099, Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn, Germany

Investigation

Public:
Households, Rural regions, India, 2008-2010
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy are you?
7  very happy
6  happy
5  more or less happy
4  not happy/not unhappy
3  more or less unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-I
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Average of Punjab (3,5) and AndraPradesh (3,9)
Page in publication:
9,21
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:
3.70

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Region in India: Punjab vs AP Region in India Caste 'Objective' socio-economic status Household consumption Consumption level Education household head Level of school-education Age household head Current age (in years) Household size Number of persons in household Marital status; never married Never married Marital status: Widowed Widowed (vs all other) Marital status: Divorced Divorced or separated Religion: Sikh Current religious denomination Religion: Christian Current religious denomination Religion: Muslim Current religious denomination