Findings on happiness in Scales & Scase (2001): study GB 1991

Author(s)Scales, J.; Scase, R.
TitleFit and Fifty? Britain Towards 2010.
SourceReport, Foresight Programme's Leisure and Earning, 2001, UK
Public50-59 aged, general public, UK, 1991-1998
Last assesment1998
Survey nameUK-BHPS 1998
 British Household Panel Survey (BHPS)
SampleProbability cluster sample
 50-60 aged selected from general population
Respondents N =10000
 5050 households across the UK
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 and interview by telephone if face-to-face not possible; short additional household level questionnaire for one individual of the household
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Employment status and income streamE02abCurrent employment status
Employment status and income streamR14abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Employment status and income streamI01adSource of current income, also classified as above ↑