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Christoph (2010): study DE 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Christoph, B.
Title:
The Relation between Life Satisfaction and the Material Situation: A Re-Evaluation using Alternative Measures.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2010, Vol. 98, 475 - 499

Investigation

Public:
Working aged, general public, Germany, 1998
Survey name:
DE-Wohlfahrtssurvey
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2130
Non Response:
56%
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:
Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
487
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Deprivation `objective` poverty
Current possessions
Household income Household income Region: East-Germany Current geographical conditions in one's region Nationality: German vs. other Comparison of specific social categories in nations Gender Sex (male vs female) Age and age squared Current age (in years) Marital status: married vs. other Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Level of school-education Health Current handicap
Current functional health
Employment status: unemployed vs. other Unemployed involuntary