Findings on happiness in Cardenas et al. (2009): study ZZ Latin America 1995

Author(s)Cardenas, M.; DiMarco, V.; Sorkin, I.
TitleMigration and Life Satisfaction: Evidence from Latin America.
SourceJournal of Business Strategies, 2009, Vol. 26,9 - 33
PublicAdults, Latin America, Multiple nations, 1995 - 2007
Last assesment2007
Survey nameGallup World Polls
 Also dates from 1995-2005 Latinobarometro are used.
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =20000
 about 1000 obeservations per country
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Author's labelSatisfaction
Page in publication12
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: Overall, how satisfied are you with your life.....? 4 very satisfied 3 satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not satisfied at all
Author's labelSatisfaction
Page in publication13
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Considered to move abroadM07ac02Aspirations for migration
Has family abroadM07af01migration of intimates yes/no
Has had family abroadM09aa01eMoved back
Help from abroadI01adSource of current income
Help from abroadS10ab02Sources of current support, also classified as above ↑