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Studies

Ghosal et al. (2013): study IN Kolkata 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Ghosal, S.; Jana, S.; Mani, A.
Title:
Believing in Oneself: Can Psychological Training Overcome the Effects of Social Exclusion?
Source:
Working Paper Series, University of Warwick, 2013, No. 152

Investigation

Public:
Sex workers, before and after training, Kolkata India 2012-2013
Survey name:
EU-EVS1981-84
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 472
Non Response:
7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

On a scale of 1-5, how happy would you classify yourself to be in life?
5  very happy
4  somewhat happy
3  indifferent
2  somewhat unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-I
Author's label:
Happu=iness
Remarks:
Reverse scale

Recoded: 1: happy (5 or 4) 0: unhappy (3,2,1)
Mean on recoded binary happiness: treatment 0,48, controls  0,51
Page in publication:
9

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Psychological training Guidance of vulnerable people (social work)