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Place Attachment in a Resettled Population, Mozambique, 2015 (ICPSR 36533)

Principal Investigator(s): Strong, Michael, University of Maryland; Silva, Julie, University of Maryland


This project examined the role of place attachment in facilitating successful resettlement programs and identified barriers faced by resettled communities as they establish place attachment to the post-resettlement site. Respondents were asked about which items were needed for a better life and the importance of these items; items required for survival and happiness; and items needed for a better home. In addition, respondents were asked about the social environments in their post-resettlement site and former village; their material possessions in the post-resettlement site and former village; their household expenses in the post-resettlement site; and quality of life in their former village including availability of utilities, housing materials, and presence of disasters. Demographic variables include ethnic group, age, sex, language, education, occupation, and number of school-aged children in the household and their education.

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Study Description


Strong, Michael, and Julie Silva. Place Attachment in a Resettled Population, Mozambique, 2015. ICPSR36533-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-01-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36533.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36533.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (BCS 1433978)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    children, crops, education, electric power, ethnicity, farming communities, farms, happiness, household expenditures, households, life satisfaction, occupations, place of birth, place of residence, quality of life, water utilities

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Other

Geographic Coverage:    Mozambique

Time Period:   

  • 2015-05--2015-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 2015-05--2015-06

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    Resettled population in Mozambique

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This project was funded by the National Science Foundation (BCS 1433978).


Study Purpose:    To learn how individuals make decisions to resettle and what influences those decisions, including characteristics that make a person more likely to resettlement.

Study Design:    Data collection for the Place Attachment in a Resettled Population, Mozambique, 2015 survey occurred in a community that had experienced resettlement in the context of a government-supported economic development program. The research topic was investigated using a case study approach in Mozambique, a low income country that has prioritized economic growth through natural research extraction. Eighty-five heads-of-household were interviewed over two time periods regarding the resettlement process, and life in the pre- and post-settlement sites.

Sample:    Cases were selected using convenience random sampling. An initial set of houses was identified randomly from the total housing structures in the case study site. When the selected household was unavailable to be interviewed, time constraints necessitated interviewing an adjacent household instead.

Time Method:    Longitudinal

Weight:    The data are not weighted and no weight variables are present in the dataset.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview

Response Rates:    100 percent

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2017-01-20

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