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Studies

Ruprah (2010): study ZZ Latin America 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Ruprah, I.J.
Title:
Does Owning Your Home Make You Happier? Impact Evidence from Latin America.
Source:
Working Paper OVE/WP-02-10, Inter-American Development Bank, 2010, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Latin America, 1997-2007
Survey name:
Latinobarometro9710
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 147446
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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:
Cantril Ladder
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:
6.95 6.95
SD:
1.60 1.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding ln (GDP per capita) Gnp per capita (raw) Homeownership House owned or rented Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Education Level of school-education Marital status Married vs never married
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Employment status Unemployed involuntary
Self employed
Current employment status
Economic situation Sufficiency of current income Size of the city Community size Country effect Current nation of residence Year effect Trend in general public