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Correlational findings

Study Guillen-Royo (2008): study PE 2004

Public:
General public, 7 poor communities, Peru, 2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 399
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Expenditure
Our Classification
Remarks
Data were transformed in monthly terms at current prices for July 2005 (the month when the survey was carried out) in the local currency. Then, expenditure at the household level was transformed to per capita terms using the adult equivalence scale of the World Health Organisation.
Distribution
Total expenditure: M = 2.044; SD = 0.232
Average expenditure: M = 134.2; SD = 18.50
Relative expenditure: M = -5.79; SD = 79.93
Operationalization
Total expenditure on food and non-food consumption (including home produces and donations)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a b = +.55 p < .05 TOTAL EXPENDITURE

B controlled for:
-Socio-demographic characteristic
-age squared
-male dummy
-religion dummy
-cohabiting dummy
-chronic illness dummy
-age
-self-employed dummy
-homemaker
-Basic needs
-intermediate needs
-Location
-Peri-urban dummy
-rural dummy
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a b = -.02 p < .01 AVERAGE EXPENDITURE

B controlled for:
-Socio-demographic characteristic
-age squared
-male dummy
-religion dummy
-cohabiting dummy
-chronic illness dummy
-age
-self-employed dummy
-homemaker
-Basic needs
-intermediate needs
-Consumption
-relative expenditure
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a b = -.02 p < .01 B additionally controlled for:
-Motives for consumption
-providing household basics dummy
-hedonism dummy
-social interaction dummy
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a b = .002 p < .05 RELATIVE EXPENDITURE

B controlled for:
-Socio-demographic characteristic
-age squared
-male dummy
-religion dummy
-cohabiting dummy
-chronic illness dummy
-age
-self-employed dummy
-homemaker
-Basic needs
-intermediate needs
-Consumption
-average expenditure
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a b = .002 p < .05 B additionally controlled for:
-Motives for consumption
-providing household basics dummy
-hedonism dummy
-social interaction dummy