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Olgiati et al. (2013): study ZZ Western nations 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Olgiati, A; Berkman, L.F.; Calvo, R
Title:
Are Migrants Going Up a Blind Alley? Economic Migration and Life Satisfaction around the World: Cross-National Evidence from Europe, North America and Australia
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2013, Vol. 114, 383 - 404

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, 16 Western countries, 2006-2011
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll 2006-2011
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 51004
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0  dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
388, 395
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.84
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life
                          
                                                                                
Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
388. 395
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.31

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Ln(income) Household income Foreign born Ever migrated or not Age and age squared Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) In a union Married vs never married Divorced Vs divorced Widowed Vs widowed Household size Household members Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Religious Self-definition as religious Satisfied with personal health Satisfaction with health Log household income Household income Foreign born Ever migrated or not