Findings on happiness in Haisken-DeNew & Sinning (2010): study DE West Germany 2000

Author(s)Haisken-DeNew, J.P.; Sinning, M
TitleSocial Deprivation of Immigrants in Germany.
SourceReview of Income and Wealth, 2010, Vol 56, 715 -733
DOIDOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2010.00417.x
Public16+ aged, general public, West Germany, Germany, followed 5 years, 2000-2004
Last assesment2004
 Only the years 2000, 2002, and 2004
Survey nameDE-SOEP
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =33186
 5613 person-years of migrants are included
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 publication720, 723
RemarksMean in 2004
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.861.86