Findings on happiness in Ambrey & Fleming (2014a): study AU 2002

Author(s)Ambrey, C.L.; Fleming, C.M.
TitleThe Causal Effect of Income on Life Satisfaction and the Implications for Valuing Non-market Goods.
SourceEconomics Letters, 2014, VOL, 123, 131 - 134
Public20-59 aged general public, Australia, 2002-2011
Last assesment2011
Survey nameAU-HILDA combined waves
 Waves 2 (2002) until wave 11 (2011)
SampleSelection from general population sample
 Pooled samples
Respondents N =254727
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life? Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are. 0 totally dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 totally satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Household incomeI01aa02aChange in income level
Physical healthH14abCurrent general health status
Pseudo R-squaredS15ab03Socio-demographic + health
Restricted windfall incomeI01ad03faWindfall income