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Studies

Stillman et al. (2015): study ZZ Various nation sets 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, general public, New-Zealand and Tonga, 2005-2008
Survey name:
PacificIsland-NewZealand MigrationSurvey
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 254
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
Remarks:
Own calculation
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:
4.08

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migration Time since migration
Ever migrated or not
Recent migration
Change in happiness Time since migration
In specific periods in the past