Findings on happiness in Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2003 /1

Author(s)Bonikowska, A.; Helliwell, J.F.; Hou, F.
TitleAn Assessment of Life Satisfaction Responses on Recent Statistics Canada Surveys.
SourceAnalytical Studies Research Papers Series, 2013, No. 351, Ontario, Canada
Public15+ aged, general public, Canada, 2003-2011
Collect period2003
Last collect period2011
Survey nameCN-GSS 2003-2011
  7 waves: 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008 to 2011
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =20000
 2011: N=22435; 2010:N=15390; 2009:N=19422; 2008: N=20401; 2006: N=23608; 2005:N=19597; 2003: N=24951
Non Response34%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf rating on single question: Please rate your feelings about .. Using this 1 to 10 scale .. Your life as a whole right now 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication10
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Geographic regionshow  REGION OF RESIDENCE
Homeownershow  House owned or rented
Household incomeshow  Household income
Household sizeshow  Number of persons in household
Immigrationshow  Ethnic status in Canada
Immigrationshow  Migration generation, also classified as above ↑
Immigrationshow  Migration of parents, also classified as above ↑
Labour force activityshow  Current employment status
Married vs, cohabitatingshow  Formally-married vs living-as-married
Married vs. never marriedshow  Married vs never married
Married vs. separated/divorcedshow  Married vs divorced
Married vs. separated/divorcedshow  Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Married vs. widowedshow  Vs widowed
Number of childrenshow  Number of children
Self-reported healthshow  Self-perceived health
Sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Urban/rural areashow  Current area of residence
Urban/rural areashow  Rural vs urban dwelling, also classified as above ↑