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Studies

Rohe & Stegman (1994): study US Baltimore, Maryland 1992

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
Home buyers and controls, Baltimore, USA, followed 18 months 1992-93
Sample
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
39%
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Please tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with various aspects of your life at the present time... Are you with your life as a whole...?"
5  very satisfied
4  somewhat satisfied
3  about evenly satisfied and dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

Question preceded by items on satisfaction with aspects of life.
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fa
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
HOMEOWNERS:
T1: M=4.02
T2: M=4.34
RENTERS:
T1: M=3.98
T2: M=4.90
Page in publication:
177,178

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Home ownership House owned or rented
Change in possessions
Change from rent to owner
Housing condition Quality of house Life satisfaction at T1 Actual changes in happiness Age Current age (in years) Sex Sex: male (vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Years schooling Income Personal income Occupational status 'Objective' socio-economic status Neighborhood satisfaction Satisfaction with standard of living in vicinity Housing type Type of current dwelling Combined effects of housing and demographics Summed socio-demographic + environmental factors