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Activity Number: 28 - SPEED: Data Challenge Part 1
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Sunday, July 28, 2019 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Government Statistics Section
Abstract #304592 Presentation 1 Presentation 2 Presentation 3
Title: Immigrant Residency and Happiness in New York City
Author(s): Alison Tuiyott* and Thomas J Fisher and Karsten Maurer
Companies: Miami University of Ohio and Miami University and Miami University
Keywords: Data Expo; Happiness Score; Immigrant Residency; New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey; Quality of Life

We explore the quality of life of immigrants in New York City through housing and neighborhood conditions by creating a happiness metric to measure a households' quality of life. Utilizing data provided by: the New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS), the New York City Police Department, the New York City Department of Education, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, along with reports from Happy City and the New Economics Foundation (HCNEF), a happiness score was assigned to each sub-borough in New York City. This happiness score evaluated five main domains: work, place, community, education, and health. As a result of this analysis, we discovered higher happiness scores were associated with lower percentages of immigrant households.

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