Revision is not foreseen for this survey. In case of any revision, it will be shared with public.
To measure the general happiness perception of the individual, the social value, the general satisfaction from main life areas and the satisfaction from public services, and to follow up these changes in this satisfaction in time.
Household: The household is a group consisting of one or several persons, irrespective of the existence of a family tie among them who live in the same house.
Happiness:The situation characterized by the lack of pain, sorrow and persecution and by presence of joy, cheerfulness and satisfaction; that is being satisfied in generally with life.
Satisfaction: The feeling arising from meeting the needs and desires.
Monthly net utilized income: It is the total income obtained by all the members of the family through salaries, wages, daily wages, business, and activity earnings from agriculture, real estate, besides pensions, widow, orphan aids, and income from interests, stocks and bonds, and alimony.
Nomenclature Of Territorial Units For Statistics (NUTS): It was established to reduce development differences among territorial regions and serves as a reference for the collection, development and harmonization of European Union (EU) regional statistics and for socio-economic analyses of the regions.
İBBS classification consists of three levels. At the first level, 81 cities have been defined at 3rd level in accordance with administrative structure. At İBBS 2 level, 26 territorial units have been determined according to the sizes of population by regarding economic, social, cultural, geographical and other factors. At the same time, by using the same criteria, these territorial units have been aggregated into 12 İBBS 1 territorial units.
All private households of Republic of Turkey, which have 18 years of age and over persons who are Turkish citizens and foreign people are covered. Institutional population (dormitories, rest homes for elderly persons, special hospitals, military barracks and recreation quarters for officers etc.) are not covered.
Sample sizes and estimation methods: Survey is designed to give estimates at the level of Turkey-rural-urban in previous years. For the first time in 2013, it is designed to give estimates at the provincial level. The sample size of the survey in 2013 are calculated to estimate based on Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) Level 3 (81 provinces).9 397 persons were interviewed in 2015. Survey is designed to give estimates at provincial level in 2016.
Weighting: Weighing is a method used to obtain parameters from the data set resulting from sampling so as to represent the universe. These parameters include design weights, adjustments for non-response, external distribution checks and ultimate multiplying factor. Reaching accurate estimates depends on a step-by-step and careful process of weighting.
Data collection method: All the information was collected by interviewers on a face-to-face with 18 years of age and over persons in the sample households with the help of portable computers (computer assisted personal interviewing).
Publications: The yearly results of the Life Satisfaction Survey are announced to the public as press release. Detailed cross tables and explanations based on yearly data from Life Satisfaction Survey results are published in both Turkish and English and all publications are also disseminated in CD format. In addition time series tables are available from web of TurkStat.While in the previous years “No idea” option wasn’t asked for the satisfaction of public security, education and health care services questions, “No idea” option has been added to these questions to obtain the views of individuals who were above the age of 18 since 2014. But, for ensuring the comparability of the data with the past series, in the press release the satisfaction indicators of public security, education and health care services were calculated by keeping “No idea” option outside in the related questions.
Although regulatory base for gender equality does exist in our country, gender inequality is observed in the outcome of the applications in daily life. In order to show access to resources, the benefit to obtain from them, and to provide data source for the production of social policies in this framework, gender statistics are necessary.In this context , the studies on developing gender statistics and gender indicators have started in collaboration with the related institutions. Scope
Gender statistics include the analysis on social, economic and cultural issues that would make visible the gender inequality, alongside with studies to develop gender indicators.Definitions