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Correlational findings

Study Koch et al. (2005): study DE 2002

Public:
18-65 aged, on low wage or on social security, Germany, 2002-2003
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2568
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Region
Our Classification
Operationalization
a West Germany
b East Germany (former communist DDR)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.62 p < .00 East (vs West)

B controlled for:
- Employment status, social assistence
- Net household income
- Net household income per head
- Nationality (German, not German)
- Age
- Age squared
- Years of education in school and occupation
- Living together with a partner
- Satisfaction with health
- Level of being unfit for work activity
- Year (2002, 2003)

Robust OLS. Ordered Probit analysis yiels similar result