Findings on happiness in Headey & Wooden (2004a): study AU 2002

Author(s)Headey, B.; Wooden, M.
TitleThe Importance of Wealth for Subjective Well-Being.
SourceThe economic record, 2004, 80, S23-S33
Public25-59 aged general public, Australia, 2002
Collect periodJune 2002
Survey nameAU-HILDA 2002
SampleSelection from general population sample
 25-59 aged, selected from general population sample
Respondents N =7934
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? Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are. 0 totally dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 totally satisfied
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication12
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Disability statusH14ac01Degree of restriction
Educational attainmentE01abCurrent education
Employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
Equalized income (/1000)I01ab03Household income
Explained varianceS15ab03Socio-demographic + health
Log net worthP12ab01Total wealth
PartneredM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
sexG01aaSex (male vs female)