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Studies

Bartram (2011): study US 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Bartram, D.
Title:
Economic Migration and Happiness: Comparing Immigrants' and Natives' Happiness Gains from Income.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2011, Vol. 103, 57 - 76

Investigation

Public:
18-94 aged natives and immigrants, USA, 1995
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 3
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1339
Non Response:
203
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0  dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
63-64
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.63
SD:
1.98

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Income Household income Marital Status Broken marriage (divorced and widowed vs married or never married Children Number of children
Ever had children (vs not)
Unemployed Current employment status Religion Belief in god Health Self-perceived health Immigrant Status Ever migrated or not Financial Satisfaction Satisfaction with financial situation