Findings on happiness in Oswald & Powdthavee (2007a): study GB 2004

Author(s)Oswald, A.J.; Powdthavee, N
TitleObesity, Unhappiness, and the Challenge of Affluence: Theory and Evidence.
SourceIZA Discussion Paper No. 2007, Bonn, Germany
PublicAdults, United Kingdom, 2004
Survey nameNot available
 British Household Panel, 2004
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =13000
Non Responsen.a.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 not satisfied at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication15
RemarksBritish Household Panel
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.30

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Body Mass Index Variable (BMI)show  Heigth
Body Mass Index Variable (BMI)show  Weight, also classified as above ↑