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Studies

Guillen-Royo & Velazco (2012): study PE 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Guillen-Royo, M.; Velazco, J.
Title:
Happy Villages and Unhappy Slums? Understanding Happiness Determinants in Peru.
Source:
Selin, H.; Davey, G; Eds.: "Happiness Across Cultures. Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western Cultures Across Cultures. The History of Non-Westeren Science 6.", Springer, 2012, New York, USA, 253 - 270

Investigation

Public:
General public, Peruvian corridor region, Peru, 2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 251
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 16.6%,   2: 73%,   3: 9.4%   (total 99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.93 6.36
SD:
0.51 1.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Gender Sex (male vs female) Years of education Years schooling Migrant Recently moved Household expenditure Consumption level Average expenditure in community Consumption in vinicity Relative in official position Earlier socio-economic status Rural-urban living Rural vs urban dwelling View on happiness Concept of happiness Chronic illness Chronic illness Summed effects Various combinations of current conditions