Correlational findings

Study Graham & Nikolova (2013a): study ZZ South Asia 2010

15+ aged general public, South Asian countries, 2010- 2012
Survey name:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face
The surveys are face-to-face in countries where telephone coverage is limited, and by telephone in those where it is universal (primarily the OECD countries).


Authors's Label
Access to information and communication technology
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Self report of home access to
a: Landline phone
b: Cell phone
c: TV
d: Internet

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c OLRCs = a. Landline in Home C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c OLRCs = b. Cell Phone in Home C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c OLRCs = c. TV in Home C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c OLRC = d. Internet in Home

OLRCs controlled for
- Individual charecetics:
  - Age
  - Age squared/100
  - Female
  - Married
  - Married and female
  - Education: highschool or higher
  - Household income
  - Employed full time
  - Urban area
  - Child in household
  - Household size
  - Learned or did something interesting yesterday
- Regional and Year Dummies

The associations are most positive in the poorer regions of the world where the technologies are scarcest, and negligible in those places where they were most common.