Findings on happiness in Pfaff & Hirata (2013): study GB 1996

Author(s)Pfaff, T.; Hirata, J.
TitleTesting the Easterlin Hypothesis with Panel Data: The Dynamic Relationship between Life Satisfaction and Economic Growth in Germany and in the UK.
SourceZWb Econstor Conference Paper, Münster, Germany
Public18+ aged general public, United Kingdom, followed 12 years,1996-2008
 Except year 2001
Last assesment2008
Survey nameUK-BHPS 1996-2008
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =125095
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksExcept year 2001
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 publication11
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.272.12

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Household incomeshow  Change in income level
Household incomeshow  Household income , also classified as above ↑
Regional incomeshow  Economic growth/decline in region
Regional incomeshow  GDP in region, also classified as above ↑