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Correlational findings

Study Trzcinski & Holst (2006): study DE 2001 /1

Public:
Mothers of 17 aged, Germany, 2001-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1202
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Poor housing conditions
Our Classification
Operationalization
0   Apartment in good condition (reference category)
1a Apartment needs some repair
1b Apartment in poor condition

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.54 p < .05 in poor condition (vs good) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.30 p < .01 needs some repair (vs good)

B’s controlled for:
- east or west-german
- income
- months of unemployment of mother in the previous year
- mother’s  worries about financial situation

B = -.30 means that a 1 point difference in house corresponds with 0.30 point difference in happiness on the 0-10 point scale.