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Studies

Ruprah & Luengas (2011): study ZZ Latin America 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Ruprah, I.J.; Luengas, P.
Title:
Monetary Policy and Happiness: Preferences over Inflation and Unemployment in Latin America.
Source:
The Journal of Socio-Economics, 2011, Vol. 40 , 59 - 66

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public in 17 Latin American nations, 1997-2006
Survey name:
Latinobarometro1997
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 120000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

In general, would you say that you are satisfied with your life?
Would you say that you are
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
59

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Unemployment rate Unemployment in nation Inflation rate Inflation in nation Size of the city Population size in nation Wealth Relative income Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Education Level of school-education Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Employment Current employment arrangement
Kind of occupation (profession)
Maximum inflation experienced Earlier life (antecedents of happiness)
Unemployment in nation
Specific earlier life-events