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Correlational findings

Study Guven (2009b): study DE 1984

Public:
18+ aged, households' heads, Germany, 1984-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 21000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Desire to move (to another state in Germany)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
"Could you imagine yourself moving to another part of Germany?"
1: very much
2: yes, depending on the situation
3: probably not
4: never

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.13 STANDARD OLS O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +11 INSTRUMENTAL VARIABLE REGRESSION

Instrument for happiness:
- regional yearly cloud cover average

Bs controlled for:
- Personal characteristics
  - labor force status
  - marital status
  - health status
  - income
- state
- year fixed effects