Findings on happiness in Mangiavacchi & Rapallini (2009): study IT 2003

Author(s)Mangiavacchi, L.; Rapallini, C.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Household Production in a Collective Model: Evidence from Italy.
SourceECINEQ Working Paper 2009-127, 2009, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
PublicDual earner couples, Italy, 2002-2003
Collect period2002
Last collect period2003
Survey nameTime Use Survey (TUS)
 Italian Time Use Survey (TUS) matched with Survey on Income and Wealth (SHIW). 2 income variables of the SHIW were recovered into the TUS.
SampleSelection from general population sample
 Dual-earner couples selected from general population survey
Respondents N =4673
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question By bearing in mind the last 12 months, are you on the wholer satisfied or dissatisfied with your present life? 4 fully satisfied 3 rather satisfied 2 less than satisfied 1 not satisfied at all - no answer
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication11-12
RemarksMale reply: M=2.912 SD=0.542 Female reply: M=2.903 SD=0.546
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.54

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Age difference partnersM03ab01aDifference in age
Female higher educated than male (dummy)M04ab03aEducation of spouse
Gender difference hourly wageM03ab01bDifference in earning
Gender difference hourly wageW04ab05Hourly pay (vs salary), also classified as above ↑
Gender difference hourly wageI01ae05Relative to spouse, also classified as above ↑
Hourly wage of female partnerW04ab05Hourly pay (vs salary)
Hourly wage of female partnerM04ab03cIncome of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Hours of domestic workH21ab02Division of household-work
Hours of domestic workM03ab05Shared activities, also classified as above ↑
Hours of domestic workH21ab01aTime spend on household-work, also classified as above ↑
Household has domestic help and baby-sitterH21ab02bHousehold help
Non labour income (household)I01ab03Household income
Non labour income (household)I01ad03Type of income, also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenC04ab01Age of children
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children, also classified as above ↑