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Studies

Asendorpf (2008): study 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Asendorpf, J.B.
Title:
Living Apart Together: Eine eigenständige Lebensform? (LAT: A Independent Way of Life?)
Source:
Working Paper 78, SOEP, 2008, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, Germany, followed 6 years, 2000-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2006
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 13541
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in living situation Recent change in marital status
Household-composition career
Living situation Married state (compared to non-married states)
Current household-composition
Gender Sex (male vs female)