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Studies

Stillman et al. (2015): study TO 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, aspirant migrants who stayed, Tonga, followed 3 years, 2005-2008
Survey name:
PacificIsland-NewZealand MigrationSurvey
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 406
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:
4.14

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 residence Catholic/Mormon Current religious beliefs Employed Current employment status Weekly wage (100 NZD) Personal income Percentile in Tongan PINZMS weekly wage distribution Relative income