Correlational findings

Study Biddle (2014a): study AU 2008

15+ aged indigious people, Australia, 2008
Survey name
N = 7800
Non Response
Interview: Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)


Authors's Label
Index of neighbourhood problems
Our Classification
Comparison data base case Australian taken from HILDA 2008
1 Respondent neighbourhood or community problems:
   a: Theft (incl. burglaries, theft from homes, motor vehicle theft, other theft)
   b: Problems involving youths, such as youth gangs / lack of youth activity
   c: Prowlers/loiterers
   d: Vandalis/graffiti/damage to proverty
   e: Dangerous or noisy driving
   f: Alcohol
   g: Illegal drugs
   h: Family violence
   i: Assault
   j: Sexual assault
   k: Problems with neighbours
   l: Levels of neighbourhood conflict
   m: Level of personal safety daz or night
0 'base case' Australian (reference)
    - male
    - aged 35-54
    - lives in non-remote Australia
    - is married
    - lives in a couple family without children
    - Indigenous Australians only in household
    - speaks English at home
    - no residual change previous 5 years   
    - employed full time as manager
    - has completed Year 12
    - does not have a qualification
    - assesses own health very good
    - not a victim of violence last 12 months
    - not arrested in the last 5 years
    - lives in a house that meets standards

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b b = -.01 p < .01 Probability of being very happy in comparison to the base case Australian.

b controled for:
- Personal characteristics:
  - Age
  - Gender
  - Family Status
  - Employment
  - Education
- Environmental characteristics:
  - Index of neighbourhood problems
  - Index of service access barriers
  - Lives in remote Australia
  - non-Indigenous person living in
  - Main language spoken at home is not English
  - Changed residence in the previous 5 Years
  - Victim of violence in previous 12 months
  - Arrested in previous 5 years
  - Lives in a house below standard