Findings on happiness in Hetschko (2014): study DE 1991

Publication
Author(s)Hetschko, C.
TitleOn the Misery of losing Self-employment.
SourceECONSTOR Working Paper, 2014, No. 2014/26, 1 - 37, Berlin, Germany
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/102732
Investigation
Public18-65 aged, general public, Germany, followed yearly, 1991-2012
Last assesment2012
Survey nameDE-SOEP combined waves
SampleProbability area sample
Respondents N =19436
 56367 person/year observations
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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Page in publication8
RemarksWeighted mean computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.12
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Employment arrangementE02aeCurrent employment arrangement
Perceived chance of losing workE02ag02Concern about (un)employment
Reason for job losE02aa02abFalling unemployed
Reason for job losE02aa02agReasons for change in employment, also classified as above ↑