Correlational findings

Study Moller (1985): study ZA 1984

Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural Kwazulu, South Africa, 1984
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 253
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
open- and closed-ended questions. The fieldwork was carried out by three Zulu male research assistants. The fieldworkers spent up to several weeks in any of the research areas to make a detailed study of living conditions of the rural communities.


Authors's Label
Perceived security of landholding
Our Classification
1: 75%; 0:23%; no land:2%
Related specification variables
Selfreport on single question
"Do you feel that you will be able to keep this land as long as you wish or need to?"
1: feel secure(yes)
0: feel insecure(no)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g r = +.26 All retirees O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = +.33 All retirees O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.11 ns Retirees aged 64 and younger only (N=125)

Beta controlled for:
-satisfied with health
-higher monthly income
-religious traditionalist
-grows cash crop
-retired for many years
-worked for many years in jobs
-no desire to return to work
-achieved/confident of becoming wealthy