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Studies

Ferre (2008): study UY 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Ferre, Z.
Title:
Quality of Life in Montevideo.
Source:
Working Paper: #R-561, i.o.o. Inter American Development Bank, 2008, Washington D.C., USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2007
Survey name:
INT ISSP 2007
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 801
Non Response:
35.1 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f
Author's label:
Overall Happiness
Page in publication:
28
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.9%,   2: 15.7%,   3: 51.2%,   4: 29.7%   (total 99.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.08 6.73
SD:
0.75 2.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Woman Sexe (male vs female) Partner Married state (compared to non-married states) Family size Number of persons in household Years of education Years schooling Body Mass Index Body Mass Index (BMI) Access to private health care Private health care insurance Sociable Current total social participation Workaholic Work hours
Satisfaction with time-use
Workaholic
Practice sports Active involvement in sports Hours of leisure Current leisure time
Leisure
Time spend on leisure
Work hours Work hours
Time spend on work
Monthly home income Household income Distance to city centre Distance from city center Rooms Number of rooms Bathrooms Number of bathrooms Walls not in good condition Quality of house Roof not in good condition Quality of house Floor not in good condition Quality of house Kitchen exclusive for the household Exclusive kitchen for household Access to running water system Running water in house Access to sewerage Sewage in vicinity Access to draining pipe Drainage in vicinity Sidewalks in OK condition Street maintenance in vicinity Public street lighting Street lights in vicinity Many trees in block Local green Vandalism in neighborhood Perceived safety in vicinity
Local neatness
Gangs in neighborhood Perceived safety in vicinity Garbage problems in neighborhood Local pollution
Garbage collection in vicinity
Pollution in neighborhood Perceived air pollution in vicinity Satisfaction with public parks and green areas Satisfaction with local greenery Satisfaction with public transportation Satisfaction with local transport Satisfaction with public sports infrastructure Satisfaction with sports facilities High-medium and high stratum area Current economic conditions in vicinity
Socio-economic status of vicinity