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Cho & Lee (2014): study DE 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Cho, J.; Lee, A.
Title:
Life Satisfaction of the Aged in the Retirement Process: A Comparative Study of South Korea with Germany and Switzerland.
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2014, Vol. 9, 179 - 195

Investigation

Public
50+ aged wage workers, Germany, followed 8 years, 2000-2007
Survey name
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample
Selection from general population sample
Respondents
N = 2602
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
187
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.95 6.95
SD:
1.78 1.78

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Level of education Level of school-education Living with spouse Living with spouse Type of occupation Manual or non-manual
Agriculture
Services
Health status Global health self-rating Family income (except householder) Other household member's income Type of retirement process Retirement: stopped working
Full retirement (vs partial)
Change in work hours
Public pension Income from pension