Findings on happiness in Andersson (2008): study SE 1991

Author(s)Andersson, P.
TitleHappiness and Health: Well-Being among the Self-Employed.
SourceThe Journal of Socio-Economics, 2008, Vol. 37, 213 - 236
Public18+aged, working people, Sweden, followed 9 years, 1991-2000
Last assesment2000
Survey nameSE-Swedish Level of Living Survey: combined waves
 T1 is 1991, T2 is 2000
SampleSelection from general population sample
 Only those who were working, either wage-earners or as self-employed in both wave are included. The individuals with missing information on some of the variable are excluded.
Respondents N =1998
 1.Self-employed -1991: N=149 -2000: N=207 2.In both two years ( not change work category ) -self-employed N=112 -wage-earners N=1754 3.Work changed -from wage-earners to self-employed N=94 -from self-employed to wage-earners N=36
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you generally feel that your life is a source of personal satisfaction? 1 no, never 2 yes, sometimes 3 yes, most of the time
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication217-222
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Ageing
Job is Mentally Strainingshow  Challenge of work
Job is Stressfulshow  Challenge of work
Job Satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with work itself
Labour Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Mental Health Problemsshow  Self ratings of mental health
Poor General Healthshow  Self-perceived health
Self-employmentshow  Change in contract
Self-employmentshow  Self employed, also classified as above ↑