Findings on happiness in Graham (2005): study ZZ Latin America 2001

Publication
Author(s)Graham, C.
TitleInsights on Development from the Economics of Happiness.
SourceThe World Bank Research Observer, 2005, Vol. 20, 201 - 231
DOIDOI:10.1093/wbro/lki010
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, 17 countries in Latin America, 2001
 Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Collect period4-5
Survey nameLatinobarometro2001
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 mostly: trietapic sample, probabilistic in the first two stages and quota in the last stage
Respondents N =18135
 600-1253 per country
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksThe 17 countries are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question In general, would you say that you are satisfied with your life? Would you say that you are 4 very satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not at all satisfied
ClassificationO-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Current occupationO01abCurrent occupation
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health indexH14ab02Self-perceived health
Log wealth indexI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Minority-membershipE04ac02Attitudes to one's own ethnic status
Years of educationE01ab02Level of school-education