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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, Germany

Investigation

Public
16+ aged, general public, UK, followed 10 years, 1996-2006
Survey name
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample
Probability area sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Full text:
Self report 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

Correlational Findings

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