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Correlational findings

Study Ruprah (2010): study ZZ Latin America 1997

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Latin America, 1997-2007
Survey name:
Latinobarometro9710
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 147446
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Homeownership
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Yes
0: No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c OLRC = +.07 p < .01 OLRC controlled for:
- GDP per capita
- country
- years
- size of city
- socio-demographic characteristics
  - age
  - gender
  - education
  - marital status
  - employment status
  - economic situation

Comparison with matched group of non-homeowners (propensity score appoarch), suggests that the causality runs from home-ownership to happiness.

The impact results are robust to possible influences of non-observables.
The results hold in meta-impact approach, that uses impact calculations at individual country level.