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Studies

Cattaneo et al. (2009): study MX 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Cattaneo, M.; Galiani, S.; Gertler, P.J.
Title:
Housing, Health, and Happiness.
Source:
American Economic Journal, 2009, Vol. 1, 75 - 105

Investigation

Public:
Mothers participating in a house improvement program and controls, Mexico,2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 2755
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
door-to-door and housing unit survey

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

In general, how would you describe your happiness?
4  very happy
3  mostly happy
2  a little bit happy
1  not happy at all
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-m
Author's label:
satisfaction with quality of life
Remarks:
overall mean completed by WDH team from averages in treatment and control group in table 1.
Page in publication:
table 1
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
130.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change of dirt floor into cement floor Change in quality of dwelling