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Correlational findings

Study Delken (2008): study DE 2004

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Germany, 2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 22000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Face-to-face individual Interviews with all householdmembers aged 16 and over. Additional information gathered using paper-and-pencil questionnaires - Household interviews with head of household. - An increasing number of individuals completes the questionnaire without the presence of the interviewer. In case of major inconsistencies or missing information the field work agency they werel given a phone call to resolve the issue. - So half CAPI in 2002

Correlate

Authors's label
city growth (vs decline)
Our Classification
Operationalization
5: fast growing > +8%
4: growing city > +2,0%
3: stable city -1,99% to +1,99%
2: shrinking city < -2,0%
1: fast shrinking < -8%

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = - All Germany
4: growing city     M = 7.1 CI95[7.06-7.12]
3: stable city      M = 7.0 CI95[6.92-7.05]
2: shrinking city   M = 6.8 CI95[6.72-6.81]
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = + former East Germany

5: fast growing city  M = 6.4 CI95[6.31-6.54]
4: growing city       M = 6.4 CI95[6.31-6.53]
3: stable city        M = 6.5 CI95[6.27-6.68]
2: shrinking city     M = 6.5 CI95[6.42-6.53]
1: fast shrinking     M = 6.5 CI95[6.40-6.52]
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = +/- former West-Germany

5: fast growing city  M = 7.1 CI95[7.10-7.18]
4: growing city       M = 7.1 CI95[7.12-7.18]
3: stable city        M = 7.0 CI95[6.97-7.10]
2: shrinking city     M = 7.2 CI95[7.10-7.24]
1: fast shrinking     M = 7.1 CI95[7.05-7.28]