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Correlational findings

Study Handa et al. (2014): study KE 2007

Public:
Poor households: benefactories of a welfare program and controls, Kenya, 2007
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1805
Non Response:
Attrition: 2007-2009:17%;2009-2011 5%
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Enumerators used flash cards with a Likert scale running from 1 to 5

Correlate

Authors's Label
Treatment
Our Classification
Remarks
The support programme aims at encouraging fostering and retention of children and promoting human capital development by providing regular cash transfers to families living with OVC (Orphans and vulnerable children). The programme is being abbreviated to CT-OVC (Cash Transfer programmes for OVC).
Operationalization
Inclusion in income support programme for poor households with vulnerable
1 yes (Treatment)
0  no (Control)
Within each of seven districts two locations were randomized for immediate implementation and the remaining two served as control sites.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-PL-u-sq-v-5-a D% = + p < .01 % happy (strongly agree and agree)

- Treatment (inclusion) 49,6%
- Control               42,2%
Difference              +7,4%
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-d D% = + p < .025 - Treatment (inclusion) 49,5%
- Control               43,4%
Difference              +6,1%
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-b D% = + p < .025 - Treatment (inclusion) 44,4%
- Control               38,6%
Difference              +5,8%
M-PL-u-sq-v-5-a b = +.07 p < .05 Weighted linear probability regression (WLS). M-PL-u-sq-v-5-d b = +.06 ns O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-b b = +.06 ns M-PL-u-sq-v-5-a b = +.03 ns Ordinary linear probability least squares regression. (OLS) M-PL-u-sq-v-5-d b = +.03 ns O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-b b = +.06 p < .05 b's are controlled for
- Age (x100), Age squared (x1000)
- Sex
- Household position
- Literacy
- Chronic Illness
- Current Handicap