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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
Moving within/across municipalities
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Moved in 2006
    a: across municipalities
    b: within municipalities
0 did not move

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = T1-T3 CHANGE happiness
- moved at T2     DM = +0,22 (N:874)
- did not move    DM = +0,02 (N:10249)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.33 p < .01 Moved ACROSS municipalities
- similar among males and females
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = ns Moved WITHIN municipality

b-fix's controlled for:
- socio-economic chharacteristics
  - gender
  - household size
  - number of children
  - disabled or not
  - health
  - income
  - spouse in foreign country
  - marital status
  - education
  - german citizen or not
  - employment status
- regional characteristics
  - year fixed effects
  - labor market in region