Findings on happiness in Koczan (2013a): study DE 1984 /1

Author(s)Koczan, Z.
TitleDoes integration increase life satisfaction?
SourceCWPE 1314 Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, 2013, Cambridge, UK
Public16+ aged immigrants, Germany, followed 1-26 years, 1984-2010
 Immigrants origin from Turkey, Italia, Spain, Greece, and the former Yugoslavia.
Last assesment2010
Survey nameDE-SOEP
 1984-2010 Foreigner West sub-sample.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =3741
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied." 10 totally satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 totally unsatisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication8, 11
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.811.81

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
German citizenshipM07ab02Adjustment to new country of settlement
German citizenshipN10aa02Change of nationality, also classified as above ↑
German literacyM07ab02Adjustment to new country of settlement
Identity (lagged)M07ab02Adjustment to new country of settlement
Identity (lagged)E04ab03fEthnic status in Germany, also classified as above ↑
Years since migrationM07aa02Time since migration