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Correlational findings

Study Kopmann & Rehdanz (2014): study DE 2004

Public:
Working age people, Germany, followed 5 years 2004-2009
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10123
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Distance of migration: move from urban to rural area
Our Classification
Operationalization
4 Quartiles of migration distance:
1 < 9km
2 9-18 km
3 18-77 km
4 77-764 km

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = - CHANGE in life satisfaction before and after migration from an urban area to a rural area:
1  + 0,27
2  + 0,33
3  + 0,17
4  + 0,08
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +0.0 ns Linear regression O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.08 p < .01 Nonlinear regression:
- Log of migration distance b=+.08 (p<.01)
There is no support for a u-shaped relation between migration distance and happiness.