TITLE

Migration and Life Satisfaction: Evidence from Latin America

AUTHOR(S)
Cárdenas, Mauricio; Di Maro, Vincenzo; Sorkin, Isaac
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Business Strategies;Spring2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Using data from the Gallup World Poll and Latinobarómetro, we examine the relationship between life satisfaction, vulnerabilities, and migration in Latin America. We look at three kinds of insecurities: nutritional, personal, and job insecurity. We find that controlling for income, migration experience by a household member increases life satisfaction of the respondent. We also find, however, that nutritional insecurities interact negatively with migration. In other words, hunger has a devastating effect on happiness, especially in households where a member is absent due to migration.
ACCESSION #
42958644

 

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