Findings on happiness in Graham & Nikolova (2018): study ZZ Latin America 2009

Author(s)Graham, C.; Nikolova, M.
TitleHappiness and International Migration in Latin America
SourceHelliwell, J. F., Layard,, R. and Sachs, J. D. (Eds): " World Happiness Report (WER)", 2018, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, New York, USA, Chapter 5
PublicEmigrants, Latin America, Multiple nations, 2009-2016
Last assesment2016
Survey nameGallup World Poll 2009-2016
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =180000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
 At least 80 % of the respondents were surveyed telephonically and 20% were surveyed face-to-face.
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 labelHapiness
Page in publication93-94
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Emigrants vs. no emigrantsM07aa01Ever migrated or not
Emigration aspirations (intent)M07ac02Aspirations for migration
Emigration aspirations (plans)M07ac02Aspirations for migration
Family abroadM07af01migration of intimates yes/no
RemittancesI01adSource of current income
RemittancesS10ab02Sources of current support, also classified as above ↑