Findings on happiness in Becchetti et al. (2008): study GB 1991

Author(s)Becchetti, L.; Corrado, L.; Rossetti, F.
TitleEasterlin-Types and Frustrated Achievers: The Heterogeneous Effects of Income Changes on Life Satisfaction.
SourceCambridge Working Papers in Economics 0816, 2008, Cambridge, UK
Public18+ aged general public, United Kingdom, followed 15 years 1991-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameUK-BHPS combined waves
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =79504
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
Page in publicationtable 1, 2
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.302.17

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Household incomeshow  Change in income level