Correlational finding on Happiness and House owned or rented
Subject code: H22ab01a

StudyZumbro (2011): study DE 1992
TitleThe Relationship between Home-Ownership and Life Satisfaction in Germany.
SourceCAWN Discussion Paper no. 44, 2011, Münster, Germany
URLhttp://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/51372/1/672468557.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public,Germany 1992-2009
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =279394

Correlate
Author's labelHomeownership
Page in Source 12,13,22
Our classificationHouse owned or rented, code H22ab01a
Operationalization
1 - Homeowner
0 - Renter

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dOR=1.16 p < .01
OR controlled for:
- region (E. or W. Germany)
- individual characteristics
  - age, age2
  - gender
  - employment status
  - marital status
  - education level
  - income
  - self rated health
  - disability
Home owners have a 16% higher chance of being 
happy than renters.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dSelfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 totally unsatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
ORODDS RATIO
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: nonnegative unlimited

Meaning:
OR = 1 « no association at all;
OR = 0 or infinite « at least one level of the correlate allows an error-free prediction of the happiness.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl