Findings on happiness in Bartram (2011): study US 1995

Author(s)Bartram, D.
TitleEconomic Migration and Happiness: Comparing Immigrants' and Natives' Happiness Gains from Income.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2011, Vol. 103, 57 - 76
Public18-94 aged natives and immigrants, USA, 1995
Survey nameWorldValuesSurvey 3
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1339
 41 immigrants from Canada & Europe, 79 immigrants from Asia, Africa, and Latin America
Non Response203
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication63-64
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.98

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
ChildrenC03aa01Ever had children (vs not)
ChildrenC03ab01Number of children, also classified as above ↑
Financial SatisfactionI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Immigrant StatusM07aa01Ever migrated or not
IncomeI01ab03Household income
Marital StatusM02afBroken marriage (divorced and widowed vs married or never married
ReligionR12ab04bBelief in god
UnemployedE02abCurrent employment status