Findings on happiness in Handa et al. (2014): study KE 2007

Publication
Author(s)Handa, S.; Halpern, C.; Martorano, B.
TitleSubjective Well-Being, Risk perceptions and Time Discounting: Evidence from a Large-Scale Cash Transfer Programme.
SourceUnicef WorkingPaper, 2014, No. 2014-02, Florence, Italy
URLhttp://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/717
Investigation
PublicPoor households: benefactories of a welfare program and controls, Kenya, 2007
 Benefactories of an income support program and controls. The main respondent usually the household head
Last assesment2011
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Large field survey in Kenya. Part of social protection programme , named CT-OVC: Kenya Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnarable Children
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Weightingn
 A cluster randomized longitudinal design
Respondents N =1805
Non ResponseAttrition: 2007-2009:17%;2009-2011 5%
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
 Enumerators used flash cards with a Likert scale running from 1 to 5
General remarksResults for last assessment are presented.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on sing;e question: I experience positive feelings in my life 5 strongly agree 4 3 2 1 strongly disagree
ClassificationM-PL-u-sq-v-5-d
Page in publication16
RemarksThis measure has been dichotomized for the statistical analyses. 1 strongly agree or agree 0 otherwise
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 0On range 0 - 10
Mean3.40
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: I enjoy life 5 strongly agree 4 3 2 1 strongly disagree
ClassificationM-PL-u-sq-v-5-a
Page in publication16
RemarksThis measure has been dichotomized for the statistical analyses. 1 strongly agree or agree 0 otherwise
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.30
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: I am satisfied with my life 1 fully disagree 2 disagree 3 don't know 4 agree 5 fully agree
ClassificationO-SLu-u-sq-v-5-b
Page in publication16
RemarksThis measure has been dichotomized for the statistical analyses. 1 strongly agree or agree 0 otherwise
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.20
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Able to readE01ab04Literacy
Age (x100) ; Age squared (x 1000)A04abCurrent age (in years)
Chronically illH14ab02dChronic illness
DisabledH02abCurrent handicap
FemaleG01aaSex (male vs female)
Partner in householdH20abCurrent household-composition
Partner in householdH20ab05Own position in household, also classified as above ↑
TreatmentI01aa02aChange in income level
TreatmentI01aa02dChange in source of income, also classified as above ↑
TreatmentI01ad03cWelfare, also classified as above ↑