Findings on happiness in Gash et al. (2010): study GB 1996

Author(s)Gash, V.; Mertens, A.; Romeu Gordo, L.
TitleWomen between Part-Time and Full-Time Work: The Influence of Changing Hours of Work on Happiness and Life Satisfaction.
SourceWorking paper SOEP no. 268, DIW, 2010, Berlin, Germany
PublicMarried women aged 20-59, United Kingdom, followed 10 years, 1996-2006,
Last assesment2006
 T1 1996 T2 2006
Survey nameNot available
 BHPS 1996-2006
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Respondents not born in the UK excluded selected from genereal population sample. All are married or living with a partner both at T1 and T2.
Respondents N =22928
Non ResponseNot available
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 publication14-30
RemarksCalculated Mean
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Change in employment statusshow  Change from/to full-time homemaker
Change in employment statusshow  Change in employment, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusshow  Current employment status
Employment statusshow  Earlier (un)employment, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusshow  Full-time vs part-time, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusshow  Out of workforce, also classified as above ↑