Findings on happiness in Olgiati et al. (2013): study ZZ Western nations 2006

Publication
Author(s)Olgiati, A; Berkman, L.F.; Calvo, R
TitleAre Migrants Going Up a Blind Alley? Economic Migration and Life Satisfaction around the World: Cross-National Evidence from Europe, North America and Australia
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2013, Vol. 114, 383 - 404
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11205-012-0151-4
Investigation
Public15+ aged general public, 16 Western countries, 2006-2011
Last assesment2011
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll 2006-2011
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingY
 Pooled samples waves 2-7
Respondents N =51004
 including 4.772 immigrants
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication388, 395
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.84
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] worst possible life Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now. Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication388. 395
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.31
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Age and age squaredA04abCurrent age (in years)
DivorcedM02ab01bVs divorced
Foreign bornM07aa01Ever migrated or not
Foreign bornM07aa01Ever migrated or not
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household sizeH20acHousehold members
In a unionM02aa01Married vs never married
Ln(income)I01ab03Household income
Log household incomeI01ab03Household income
ReligiousR10af02Self-definition as religious
Satisfied with personal healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
UnemployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary
WidowedM02ab01aVs widowed