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Studies

Stillman et al. (2015): study NZ 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Stillman, S.; Gibson, J.; McKenzie, D.; Rohorua, H.
Title:
Miserable Migrants? Natural Experiment Evidence on International Migration and Objective and Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
World Development, 2015, Vol. 65, 79 - 93

Investigation

Public:
18-45 aged immigrants from Tonga, followed 3 years after migrattion, New-Zealand, 2005-2008
Survey name:
PacificIsland-NewZealand MigrationSurvey
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 101
Non Response:
66%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How would you rate the last month of your life. Was it a happy or an unhappy time for you......?
5  very happy time
4  fairly happy time
3  happy nor unhappy
2  rather unhappy time
1  very unhappy time
Classification:
O-HL-cm-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.01

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Female Sex (male vs female) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Age Current age (in years) Years of education Years schooling Born Tongatapu Earlier region of residence Religion Current religious beliefs Employed Current employment status Weekly wage (100 NZD) Personal income Percentile in NZ PI migrant weekly wage distribution Relative income