Findings on happiness in Healy (2005): study IE 1981

Author(s)Healy, T.
TitleIn Each Other's Shadow. What Has Been the Impact of Human and Social Capital on Life Satisfaction in Ireland?
SourceThesis, National University of Ireland, 2005, Dublin, Ireland
Public18+ aged, general public, Ireland, 1981-2002
Last assesment2002
Survey nameEU-EVS 1999/2000
 In the first study, the difference in life satisfaction per age is measured three times within nine years intervals (1981-1990-1999).this is done with the European Values Survey alone. A second study used the European Values Survey and the NESF Survey to compare measures of 1999 and 2002.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Pooled waves from the European Value Survey
Respondents N =988
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication161
Remarksdata 2002
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.862.06

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Ageshow  Time trend of happiness in age categories, also classified as above ↑
Ageshow  Trend happiness in age groups, also classified as above ↑
Yearshow  Trend average happiness in era