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Correlational findings

Study Dittmann & Goebel (2010): study DE 2000 /1

Public:
17+ aged, general public, Germany, followed 7 years 2000-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2000-2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 22000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference between status of respondent and neighborhood, measured as the difference between respondent's equalized household income from the previous year, recoded to 9 quantiles, and the neighborhood status, also in 9 quantiles. Neighborhood status was measured by an index covering occupation level, rate of self-employment, purchasing power, registered car, etc.:
9 Highest status
8 Quite above the average status
7 Above the average status
6 Slightly above the average status
5 Average status
4 Slightly above below the average
3 Below the average status
2 Quite below the average status
1 Lowest status

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = + none Income difference respondent and neigborhood:
  No diff. Negative    Positive
9:                      +.05           
8:                      +.01
7:                      +.02
6:                      +.01
5: .00  
4:         -.03
3:         -.03
2:         -.05
1:         -.05