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Studies

Cardenas et al. (2009): study ZZ Latin America 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Cardenas, M.; DiMarco, V.; Sorkin, I.
Title:
Migration and Life Satisfaction: Evidence from Latin America.
Source:
Journal of Business Strategies, 2009, Vol. 26,9 - 33

Investigation

Public:
Adults, Latin America, Multiple nations, 1995 - 2007
Survey name:
INT-Gallup World Polls
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 20000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Satisfaction
Page in publication:
12
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life.....?
4  very satisfied  
3  satisfied  
2  not very satisfied  
1  not satisfied at all
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-d
Author's label:
Satisfaction
Page in publication:
13

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Has family abroad migration of intimates yes/no Has had family abroad Moved back Help from abroad Source of current income
Sources of current support
Considered to move abroad Aspirations for migration