Findings on happiness in Miles & Rossi (2007): study ES 2001

Author(s)Miles, D.; Rossi, M.
TitleLearning about one's Relative Position and Subjective Well-Being.
SourceApplied Economics, 2007, Vol. 39, 1711 - 1718
Public16-65 aged, satisfied public sector workers, Spain, 2001-03
Survey nameNot available
 Encuesta de Calidad de Vita en el Trabajo-ECVT (Survey of the Quality of Life at Life)
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Pooled sample for the years 2001-2003: number of total observations=18038. Subsample: selection of individuals on additional criteria: - relatively satisfied with job, leisure, household economic situation - whose jobs matched to their educational level - working in public sector - between 18 and 65 years old
Respondents N =1920
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 At home
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how satisfied are you with your actual life? 1 completely dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied
Author's labelSubjective Well-being
Page in publication1715
RemarksCondition on the information about relative wage position
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.331.48

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Attitude to changes in relative wage positionI01afAttitudes to own income
Log-incomeI01afAttitudes to own income
Satisfaction with absolute wageI01af05aSatisfaction with income