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Studies

Burton & Phipps (2010): study CA 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Burton, P.; Phipps, S.
Title:
The Well-Being of Immigrant Children and Parents in Canada.
Source:
Dalhousie University, Working Paper Series, 2010, No. 9, 1 - 46, Nova Scotia, Canada

Investigation

Public:
12+ aged general public, Canada 2002-2008
Survey name:
CA-Canadian Community Health Survey: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1000000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
interviews with children aged 12-17 were carried out in such a way that parents could not see the childs response

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither dissatisfied nor satisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-k
Author's label:
overall satisfaction wiyh life
Page in publication:
8

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Immigrant Ethnic status in Canada
Difference in happiness of migrants with people in host country
Years since immigration Time since migration Self assessed health Self-perceived health Lone parent family One parent family Number of children under age 12 Children in the household Number of other household members Number of persons in household
Non-nuclear household
(log) Real equivalent family income Disposable household income Region in Canada Region in Canada Ethnicity in Canada Ethnic status in Canada Rural Rural dwelling (vs urban) Home language not English or French Home language other than standard in nation R square Socio-demographic + environment + health