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Correlational findings

Study Stillman et al. (2015): study TO 2005

Public:
18-45 aged, aspirant migrants who stayed, Tonga, followed 3 years, 2005-2008
Survey name:
PacificIsland-NewZealand MigrationSurvey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 406
Non Response:
66%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Percentile in Tongan PINZMS weekly wage distribution
Our Classification
Operationalization
Relative income based on weekly wage compared to others participating in the sample.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-cm-sq-v-5-a b = -.01 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in relative income

B controlled for:
- years of education
- employment status
- personal income
- age
- survey wave
- time period of the year
O-HL-cm-sq-v-5-a b = +.01 p < .01 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT relative income

B additionally controlled for:
- gender
- marital status
- region of birth
- religion
- visited New Zealand before 2000

CURRENT is pooled results of T1 and T2