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Studies

Graham & Nikolova (2018): study ZZ Latin America 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Graham, C.; Nikolova, M.
Title:
Happiness and International Migration in Latin America
Source:
Helliwell, J. F., Layard,, R. and Sachs, J. D. (Eds): " World Happiness Report (WER)", 2018, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, New York, USA, Chapter 5

Investigation

Public:
Emigrants, Latin America, Multiple nations, 2009-2016
Survey name:
INT-Gallup World Poll 2009-2016
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 180000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
At least 80 % of the respondents were surveyed telephonically and 20% were surveyed face-to-face.

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:
Hapiness
Page in publication:
93-94

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Emigrants vs. no emigrants Ever migrated or not Family abroad migration of intimates yes/no Emigration aspirations (intent) Aspirations for migration Emigration aspirations (plans) Aspirations for migration Remittances Source of current income
Sources of current support