Findings on happiness in Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2009 /2

Publication
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
URLhttp://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/2013351/part-partie1-eng.htm
Investigation
Public15+aged, general public, Canada, 2009-2011
Collect period2009
Last collect period2011
Survey nameCN-CCHS
 2009-2011 waves
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 The original survey targets on the Canadian population >= 12 years of age, In the analysis only respondents aged 15+ are included.
Respondents N =63000
 2009:: N=61673; 2010: N=63197; 2011: N=63542
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
 Half of the respondents were interviewed by computer-assisted telephone, the other half by computer-assisted personal interview.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 very dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-eb
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication11-13
RemarksMean of 2009-2011, computed by WDH-team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.99
Standard deviation1.37


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Ageshow  Trend happiness in age groups, also classified as above ↑
Education (reference: university degree)show  Level of school-education
Education (reference: university degree)show  Trend happiness in educational groups, also classified as above ↑
Geographic regionshow  REGION OF RESIDENCE
Geographic regionshow  Trend average happiness in cities/regions, also classified as above ↑
Homeownershow  House owned or rented
Homeownershow  Trend happiness among home-owners, also classified as above ↑
Household incomeshow  Household income
Household incomeshow  Trend happiness in income groups, also classified as above ↑
Household sizeshow  Number of persons in household
Household sizeshow  Trend happiness in households, also classified as above ↑
Immigrationshow  Ethnic status in Canada
Immigrationshow  Migration generation, also classified as above ↑
Immigrationshow  Migration of parents, also classified as above ↑
Immigrationshow  Trend happiness in migrants, also classified as above ↑
Labour force activityshow  Current employment status
Labour force activityshow  Trend happiness in employment categories, also classified as above ↑
Married vs. cohabitatingshow  Formally-married vs living-as-married
Married vs. cohabitatingshow  Trend happiness marrital categories, also classified as above ↑
Married vs. divorcedshow  Married vs divorced
Married vs. divorcedshow  Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Married vs. divorcedshow  Trend happiness marrital categories, also classified as above ↑
Married vs. never marriedshow  Married vs never married
Married vs. never marriedshow  Trend happiness marrital categories, also classified as above ↑
Married vs. widowedshow  Trend happiness marrital categories
Married vs. widowedshow  Vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenshow  Number of children
Number of childrenshow  Trend happiness in households, also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenshow  Trend happiness in parents, also classified as above ↑
Rural/urban areashow  Current area of residence
Rural/urban areashow  Rural vs urban dwelling, also classified as above ↑
Rural/urban areashow  Trend happiness in urban/rural dwellers, also classified as above ↑
Self-perceived healthshow  Self-perceived health
Self-perceived healthshow  Trend happiness among patients, also classified as above ↑
Sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Sexshow  Trend happiness in males /females, also classified as above ↑