Findings on happiness in Green & Heywood (2011): study GB 1999

Author(s)Green, C.P.; Heywood, J.
TitleFlexible Contract and Subjective Wellbeing.
SourceEconomic Inquiry, 2011, Vol. 49, 716 - 729
Public20-65 aged employees, United Kingdom, 1999-2004
 Selection of respondents limited to 20-65 aged.
Last assesment2004
Survey nameUK-BHPS 1999-2004
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =30700
 Males n=15200 Females n=15506 In the original sample approximately 10.000 respondents from this panel were interviewed each year during the period of 1999-2004. For this study a selection was made of respondents aged 20-65.Self-employed and those with missing data were excluded.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication726
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Flexible contractW04ab14Security of job
Flexible contractE02ae04Tenure (vs flex contracts), also classified as above ↑