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Studies

Berger (2009): study DE 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Berger, E.M.
Title:
Maternal Employment and Happiness: The Effect of Non-Particpation and Part-time Employment on Mothers' Life Satisfaction.
Source:
SOEP paper No. 178, 2009, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
Mothers aged 20-65, Germany, followed 14 years, 1994-2007
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 1994
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 5706
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
Author's label:
general life satisfaction
Remarks:
Distribution estimated from Fig 1. Ask for the real figures.
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.25%,   2: 0.5%,   3: 1%,   4: 3%,   5: 4%,   6: 10.25%,   7: 10%,   8: 23%,   9: 31%,   10: 12%,   11: 5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.05 7.06
SD:
1.77 1.77

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment Status Current employment status Residual Household Income Household income Age Current age (in years) Migration background Ethnic status in Germany Highest educational degree degree Level of school-education Person in need of care in the household Handicapped persons in household
Dependent persons in household
Disability Disability Self rated health Self-perceived health Living in East Germany Region in Germany Size of municipality where the household lives Community size
Rural vs urban dwelling
Self-employed Self employed Have a child in the coming year Current want for children
Birth of children
Partner status status Married state (compared to non-married states) Age of the youngest child Age of children Number of children Number of children Employment Status with Out of labor force split up. Out of workforce