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Correlational findings

Study Knies (2012): study DE 2004

Public:
17+ aged, general public, Germany, 2004+2005
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 22000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods

Correlate

Authors's label
Neighborhood income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average purchasing power expressed as income per household in euro' s, measured at street section level.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE NEIGHBORHOODS HARDLY KNOW EACH OTHER
East Germany: B=+.30 (ns)
West Germany: B=-.42 (ns)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = NEIGHBORHOODS W. NO CLOSE TIES BETWEEN NEIGHBORS
East Germany: B= -3.3 (ns)
West Germany: B= -.16 (ns)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = NON-RESIDENTIAL STREETS
East Germany: B=-.32 (ns)
West Germany: B=-.16 (ns)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE NEIGHBORS AT LEAST KNOW EACH OTHER
East Germany: B=+.57 (ns)
West Germany: B=-.50 (p<.05)
East Germany: R2=.02 (ns)
West Germany: R2=.03 (p<.05)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = NEIGHBORHOODS W. CLOSE TIES BETWEEN NEIGHBORS East West Germany: B=+.50 (ns)
West Germany: B=-.70 (ns)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = RESIDENTIAL STREETS
East Germany: B=+.70 (ns)
West Germany: B=-.76 (p<.05)

B's controlled for:
- Annual neighborhood income (log)
- Satisfaction w. local services
- Satisfaction w. local services (log)
- Number of years of education
- Household size
- Marital status
- Subjective health
- Annual household income (log)
- Not employed
- Not employed female