Findings on happiness in Helliwell & Huang (2010): study CA 2002 /1

Author(s)Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.
TitleHow's the Job? Well-Being and Social Capital in the Workplace.
SourceILR Review, 2010, Vol 63. Canada
Public18+ aged, general public, Canada, 2002-2003
Collect period2002
Last collect period2003
Survey nameESC 2002-2003 (2nd wave)
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1862
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication223
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
As if married (vs. never married)show  Living-as-married vs never married
Contact with family members outside householdshow  Contacts with relatives
Contact with friendsshow  Current contacts with friends
Contact with neighboorsshow  Social contacts in vinicity
Divorced (vs. never married)show  Vs divorced
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Family members' incomeshow  Household income
Frequency of attending religious servicesshow  Current religious practices
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Importance of religionshow  Religious (vs not)
Job satisfaction (income effect subtracted)show  Current satisfaction with work
Job: Free of conflicting demandsshow  Demands in work
Job: has enough timeshow  Time-pressure at work
Job: has variety of tasksshow  Variety of work
Job: makes own decisionsshow  Self-direction at work
Job: requires skillshow  Challenge of work
Job: Trust in management, or in co-workersshow  Leadership of boss
Log of average household income in census tractshow  Average income in nation
Married (vs. never married)show  Married vs never married
Personal incomeshow  Personal income
Self-perceived healthshow  Self-perceived health
Separated (vs. never married)show  Vs separated
Trust in police/confidence in policeshow  Satisfaction with local police
Widowed (vs. never married)show  Vs widowed