Correlational findings

Study Jantsch et al. (2016): study DE 1998

16+ aged general public, Germany, 1998-2012
Survey name
DE-SOEP combined waves
N = 219872
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face
The interview methodology of the SOEP is based on a set of pre-tested questionnaires for households and individuals. Principally an interviewer tries to obtain face-to-face interviews with all members of a given survey household.


Authors's Label
Climate conditions - Sunshine duration
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Sunshine duration in hours per year

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.00 p < .10 WEST GERMANY
Urban areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.00 ns Rural areas O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.00 ns EAST GERMANY (former communist republic)
Urban areas
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.00 ns Rural areas

All b values controled for:
- Economic prosperity
- Economic inequality
- Unemployment rate
- Medical provision
- Training opportunities
- Climate conditions
- Infrastructure
- Natural surface
- Fertility rate
- Foreigner share