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Correlational findings

Study Dittmann & Goebel (2010): study DE 2000

Public:
17+ aged general public, Germany, followed 7 years, 2000-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 27249
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Face-to-face interviews and statistical data on neighbourhoods

Correlate

Authors's label
Age and age squared
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: Age in years
b: Age squared

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = AGE IN YEARS
In West-Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = In East-Germany O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = AGE SQUARED
In West-Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = In East-Germany

B's controlled for:
- neighbourhood characteristics
  a)rate of people moving out the neighbourhood
  b)status of neighbourhood
- status relative to others in neighbourhood
- nationality
- status of neighbourhood
- income
- education
- marital status
- having children
- health
- city size
- survey year

East-Germany is the former communist German Democratic Republic, which was reunited in 1990 with West-Germany.