Findings on happiness in Rohe & Stegman (1994): study US Baltimore, Maryland 1989

Author(s)Rohe, W.M.; Stegman, M.
TitleThe Effects of Homeownership: on the Self-Esteem, Perceived Control and Life Satisfaction of Low-Income People.
SourceJournal of the American Planning Association,1994, Vol. 60, 173 - 184
Public18+ aged, heads of low-income households, Baltimore city, United States, followed 18 months, 1989
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Panel study
SampleMixed samples
 Non-probability sample of buyers Probability random sample of renters (among those who received Section 8 rental assistance)
Respondents N =283
Non ResponseNot available
 Wave 2: 30 % non-response among homeowners, 50 % non-response among renters
AssesmentNot available
 assesment method not reported
General remarksYears of data not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with.your life as a whole these days? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 neutral 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication177
RemarksFull distribution not reported. Homeowners Renters T1 T2 T1 T2 M = 4,02 4,34 3,98 3,90
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Form of tenureH22aa02aChange from rent to owner
Housing conditionH22ab03aQuality of house
Housing typeH22ab02Type of current dwelling
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Life satisfaction at T1H04ab01bPast happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Neighborhood satisfactionL16ac02Attitude to neighborhood
Occupational statusS09abCurrent socio-economic status
SexG01aaSex (male vs female)