Ferre (2008): study UY 2007


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


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

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Author's label:
Overall Happiness
Page in publication:
Observed distribution
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
3.08 6.73
0.75 2.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Woman Sex (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 Weight Access to private health care Insurances Sociable SOCIAL PARTICIPATION: PERSONAL CONTACTS Workaholic Work hours Practice sports Active involvement in sports Hours of leisure Current leisure time Work hours Work hours Monthly home income Household income Distance to citycentre Remoteness Rooms Quality of house Bathrooms Quality of house 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 Quality of current dwelling Access to running water system Quality of house Access to sewerage Quality of house Access to draining pipe Quality of house Sidewalks in OK condition Street maintenance in vinicity Public street lighting Street maintenance in vinicity Many trees in block Local nature Vandalism in neighborhood Perceived safety in vinicity
Satisfaction with neatness of local streets
Gangs in neighborhood Perceived safety in vinicity Garbage problems in neighborhood Local pollution Pollution in neighborhood Local pollution Satisfaction with public parks and green areas Satisfaction with local recreation Satisfaction with public transportation Satisfaction with local transport Satisfaction with public sports infrastructure Satisfaction with local recreation High-medium and high stratum area Current economic conditions in vinicity