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Wellbeing of Australians : work, wealth and happiness : part A

Cummins, Robert, Woerner, Jacqueline, Tomyn, Adrian, Gibson, Adele and Knapp, T’Meika 2007, Wellbeing of Australians : work, wealth and happiness : part A, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic..

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Title Wellbeing of Australians : work, wealth and happiness : part A
Alternative title Wellbeing of Australians : work, wealth and happiness : part A : report
Author(s) Cummins, RobertORCID iD for Cummins, Robert
Woerner, Jacqueline
Tomyn, Adrian
Gibson, Adele
Knapp, T’Meika
Publication date 2007
Series Australian Unity wellbeing index. Survey 17 ; report 17.0
Publisher Deakin University
Place of Publication Geelong, Vic.
Keyword(s) Quality of life -- Australia
Household surveys -- Australia
Summary The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index monitors the subjective wellbeing of the Australian population. Our first survey was conducted in April 2001 and this report concerns the 17th survey, undertaken in April 2007. Our previous survey had been conducted six months earlier in October 2006. This intervening period was relatively uneventful in terms of events likely to change population wellbeing. A new leader of the opposition Labor Party was appointed (Kevin Rudd) who seemed more likely than
his predecessors to wrest power from long-serving Prime Minister John Howard (Liberal Party) in an election to be held around the end of 2007.
Each survey involves a telephone interview with a new sample of 2,000 Australians, selected to represent the national population geographic distribution. These surveys comprise the Personal Wellbeing Index, which measures people’s satisfaction with their own lives, and the National
Wellbeing Index, which measures how satisfied people are with life in Australia. Other items include a standard set of demographic questions and other survey-specific questions. The specific topics for Survey 17 are time at work, and anticipated happiness at doubling or halving household income.
Notes This is a joint publication of: The School of Psychology, Deakin University; The Australian Centre on Quality of Life, Deakin University; Australian Unity
"April 2007"
Contents: Part A. Report. 1. Introduction -- 2. A Comparison Between Survey 17 and Survey 16 -- 3. Household Income -- 4. Gender -- 5. Age -- 6. Household Composition -- 7. Marital Status -- 8. Work Status -- 9. Health and Body Mass Index -- 10. Life Events -- 11. Perceptions of Wealth and Happiness -- 12. Time at Work and Non-Work -- 13. Insights into Homeostasis -- Part B. Appended tables.
ISBN 9781741560886
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category A4 Major research monograph
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