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Correlational findings

Study Posel & Casale (2011): study ZA 2008

Public:
17+ aged general public, South-Africa., 2008
Survey name:
National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) 2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 28000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Assumed by WDH team.

Correlate

Authors's label
Health status, excellent/ very good
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: excellent/ very good
0: otherwise

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I OPRC = +.37 p < .01 All O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I OPRC = +.25 p < .01 Africans only O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I OPRC = +.86 p < .01 Whites only O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I = OPRC's controled for:
- individual characteristics
  - ethnicity
  - head
  - age
  - years of schooling
  - sexe
  - marital status
  - employment status
- household characteristics
  - number of children
  - number of pensioners
  - quality dwelling place
  - quality toilet
- social capital variables
  - involved in religious activities
  - neigbours
  - crime in neighbourhood
  - member of a group
  - owns a cellular phone
- income variables
  - per capita household income (Rands)
  - actual rank in SA (richest, middle, poorest)
  - percieved rank in SA (richest, middle, poorest)
  - percieved rank in village/suburb (richest, middle, poorest)
  - percieved to be better/same/worse than at age 15
  - expect to be better/same/worse off 2 years hence