Findings on happiness in Borraz et al. (2008a): study EC 2006

Author(s)Borraz, F.; Pozo, S.; Rossi, M.
TitleAnd What About the Family Back Home? International Migration and Happiness.
SourceWorking Paper, 2008, Departamento de Economia, Facultad de Ciensias Sociales, Universidad de la Republica,
PublicIntimates left behind after migration, Ecuador, 2006
Survey nameDiscrimination and Economic Outcomes Survey,Latin America and Caribbean Research
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =462
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textIn general, would you say you are very satisfied with your life, fairly satisfied with your life, not satisfied or very unsatisfied?
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication3
Remarks58 percent happy (very satisfied or fairly satisfied) 42 percent not happy (not very satisfied or not at all satisfied).
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Migration of close relativeM07af01migration of intimates yes/no
Receiving remittancesI01adSource of current income