Findings on happiness in Mendolia (2014): study GB 1994

Author(s)Mendolia, S.
TitleMaternal Working Hours and the Well-Being of Adolescent Children.
SourceWorking Paper for the School of Acounting Economics and Finance, 2014, no. 01, Wollongong, Australia
PublicChildren living with working mothers, UK, followed 12 years 1994 - 2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameUK-BHPS combined waves
 British Youth Panel, aged 11-16.
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =9092
 5500 households recruited in September 1991.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Can you describe how you feel about your life? 7 completely happy 6 5 4 3 2 1 completely unhappy
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication9
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Age of child or mothershow  Age difference among young people
Age of child or mothershow  Age of parents, also classified as above ↑
Education of mothershow  Parents education
Household non-labour incomeshow  Type of income
Maternal working hoursshow  Change in income level
Mother is a smokershow  Smoking of parents
Number of children in householdshow  Living with children
Number of children in householdshow  Number of siblings, also classified as above ↑
Single mothershow  Single parent