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Studies

Wunder et al. (2009): study GB 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Wunder, C.; Schwarze, J.; Wiencierz, A.
Title:
Well-Being over the Life Span: Semiparametric Evidence from British and German Longitudinal Data.
Source:
SOEP paper, No 179, 2009, Berlin, Grmany

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, UK, followed 10 years, 1996-2006
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 1996
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 23785
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:
BHPS Life-satisfaction
Remarks:
BHPS. Average 1996-2006 without 2001  (p.33), Median: 5  Mode:  6
N = 23785
Page in publication:
13, 33
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:
5.20 7.00
SD:
1.30 2.17
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

… life satisfaction .. (text not reported)
10 completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
SOEP 1986-2007 (without 1990, 1993). N = 33451
Page in publication:
13, 32
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:
6.91
SD:
1.81

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Stage of life
Current age (in years)
Ageing