Findings on happiness in Binder & Coad (2013): study GB 1996 /1

Publication
Author(s)Binder, M.; Coad, A.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Self-employment: A Matching Approach.
SourceSmall Business Economist, 2013, Vol. 40, 1009 - 1033
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11187-011-9413-9#page-1
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11187-011-9413-9
Investigation
PublicWorking age people, UK, followed 10 years 1996-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameUK-BHPS combined waves
 9 yearsly waves 1996- 2006
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 unbalanced panel
Respondents N =49018
 Wage mploymed :41085, Self-employed: 5547, Unemployed: 2386 Total number of observations 78664
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
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Page in publication1010
RemarksWeighted mean computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.227.03
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Ageing
Ageshow  Current age (in years), also classified as above ↑
Change in disabledshow  Current handicap
Change in disabledshow  Getting handicapped, also classified as above ↑
Change in divorcedshow  Recent divorce/separation
Change in divorcedshow  Vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment (fixed effected analysis)show  Change in employment
Change in employment (fixed effected analysis)show  Falling unemployed, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment (fixed effected analysis)show  Getting (re)employed, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment (fixed effected analysis)show  Getting self-employed, also classified as above ↑
Change in employment (compared to matched control group)show  Change in employment
Change in employment (compared to matched control group)show  Getting self-employed, also classified as above ↑
Change in familycareshow  Care giving
Change in familycareshow  Change in helping, also classified as above ↑
Change in health statusshow  Change in physical health
Change in health statusshow  Self-perceived health, also classified as above ↑
Change in long-term sickshow  Change in physical health
Change in long-term sickshow  Global health rating, also classified as above ↑
Change in married statusshow  Married vs never married
Change in married statusshow  Recent entering of marriage, also classified as above ↑
Change in maternity leaveshow  Change in employment
Change in maternity leaveshow  In/out maternity leave, also classified as above ↑
Change in separatedshow  Recent divorce/separation
Change in separatedshow  Vs separated, also classified as above ↑
Change in widowedshow  Recent widowhood
Change in widowedshow  Vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Change to retiredshow  Change in retirement status
Change to retiredshow  Current status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
D_study school / change educationshow  Current education
D_study school / change educationshow  School career, also classified as above ↑
Educationshow  Change in education
Educationshow  Current education, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusshow  Current employment status
Employment statusshow  Self employed, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusshow  Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Incomeshow  Change in income
Incomeshow  Household income , also classified as above ↑
Mental well-beingshow  Current general mental health