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Studies

Rohe & Stegman (1994): study US Baltimore, Maryland 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Rohe, W.M.; Stegman, M.
Title:
The Effects of Homeownership: on the Self-Esteem, Perceived Control and Life Satisfaction of Low-Income People.
Source:
Journal of the American Planning Association,1994, Vol. 60, 173 - 184

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, heads of low-income households, Baltimore city, United States, followed 18 months, 1989
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 283
Non Response:
Assessment:

assesment method not reported

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with.your life as a whole these days?
1   very dissatisfied
2   dissatisfied
3   neutral
4   satisfied
5   very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Full distribution not reported.

               Homeowners           Renters
               T1       T2                T1       T2
M =        4,02     4,34             3,98    3,90
Page in publication:
177

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Life satisfaction at T1 Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago) Form of tenure Change from rent to owner Age Current age (in years) Sex Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Level of school-education Income Current income level (unspecified) Occupational status Current socio-economic status Housing condition Quality of house Neighborhood satisfaction Attitude to neighborhood Housing type Type of current dwelling