Findings on happiness in Joarder et al. (2017): study BD 2012 /1

Author(s)Joarder, M.A.M.; Dockery, A.M.; Harris, M.
TitleRemittances and Happiness of Migrants and Their Home Households: Evidence Using Matched Samples
SourceThe Journal of Development Studies, 2017, Vol. 53, No. 3, 422 - 443
DOIDOI: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1178380
Public25+ aged, intimates left behind after migration, Bangladesh, 2012 - 2013.
 Intimates left behind by migrants to Malaysia
Last assesment2013
Survey nameNot a survey study
 Unique and detailed matched datasets.
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =205
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksData collected between September 2012 and February 2013.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole, how satisfied are you with your current life as a whole? 5 very satisfied 4 fairly satisfied 3 neither agree nor disagree 2 fairly dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication429
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.21

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
IncomeI01ab03Household income
Land ownershipP12ab02aaLand owned
Left behind (spouse, children)M07afMigration of intimates
Number of dependentsH20ac01aDependent persons in household
Number of migrantsM07af02number of imtimates migrated
Parents and/or family assistedS10aa01Earlier support received
RemittancesS10ab02Sources of current support
RemittancesI01ad03Type of income, also classified as above ↑