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Lisa Given and Catriona Webster, Scottish Centre for Social Research
ISBN 978 0 7559 7193 0 (Web only publication) ISSN 0950 2254
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1. Introduction and background Why measure well-being? What do we mean by 'subjective well-being'? The data Structure of the report
2. Subjective well-being in Scotland
3. How does the subjective well-being of people living in Scotland compare with that of those living in other countries?
4. Factors associated with subjective well-being
Annex A - Detailed tables
Annex B - Technical details The Scottish Social Attitudes series The 2007 survey Response rates Sample design Weighting Fieldwork Analysis variables Analysis techniques Regression models
It should be noted that since this research was commissioned a new Scottish government has been formed, which means that the report reflects commitments and strategic objectives conceived under the previous administration. The policies, strategies, objectives and commitments referred to in this report should not therefore be treated as current Government policy.
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.
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