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

Publication
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
Investigation
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.
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's labelSatisfaction
Page in publication12
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

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
ClassificationO-SLu-u-sq-v-4-d
Author's labelSatisfaction
Page in publication13
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
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 ↑