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Correlational findings

Study Ferre et al. (2010a): study UY Montevideo region 2007

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2007
Survey name:
INT-ISSP 2007
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 801
Non Response:
35.1 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
High-medium and high stratum area
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Based on household income and unemployment rate every neighborhood was socio-economically classified in
1: low
2: medium-low,
3: medium-high
4: high

Recoded
1+2 = low
3+4: = high

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f b = +.03 ns Workers:    b = +.03(ns)
Nonworkers: b = -.06(ns)

b controlled for:
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
- age
- gender
- partner
- family size
- years education
- body mass index
- access to private health care
- sociable
- workaholic
- practice sports
- hours of leisure
- work hours (workers only)
- work hours quadratic (workers only)
- monthly home income
NEIGHBORHOOD
- distance to Promenade
- rooms
- bathrooms
- walls not in good condition
- roof not in good condition
- floor not in good condition
- kitchen exclusive for household
- access to running water system
- access to sewerage
- access to draining pipe
- sidewalks in OK concdition
- public street lighting
- many trees in block
- vandalism in neighborhood
- gangs in  neighborhood
- garbage problems in neighborhood
- pollution in neighborhood
SATISFACTION WITH LOCAL FACILITIES
- satisfaction with public parks and green areas
- satisfaction with public transportation
- satisfaction with public sports infrastructure
- other areas
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f D% = +                    Low     High    Difference
% very happy       26,8    31,4    +4,6
% fairly happy     47,6    56,4    +8,8     
% not very happy   20,5    11,0    -9,5
% unhappy           4,5     0,6    -3,9