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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
Dwelling place
Our Classification
Operationalization
a. Informal dwelling place (shack typically made of cardboard, plastic or corrugated iron)
b. Formal dwelling place (not for whites) (brick structure)
c. Rural dwelling place (mud and thatch) (traditonal hut) (reference)

Rated:
1 yes
0 no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I OPRC = +.14 p < .05 Informal dwelling place (vs rural), All O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I OPRC = +.14 p < .10 Informal dwelling place (vs rural), Africans only O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I OPRC = +.10 p < .10 Formal dwelling place (vs rural), All O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I OPRC = +.13 p < .05 Formal dwelling place (vs rural), Africans only O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I = OPRC's controled for:
- individual characteristics
  - ethnicity
  - head
  - age
  - years of schooling
  - sexe
  - marital status
  - health status
- household characteristics
  - number of children
  - number of pensioners
  - 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