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Christoph (2010): study DE 2007

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, 2007/2008
Survey name:
DE-PASS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 9408
Non Response:
69.5%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I mention several domains of life. Please tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with each of these all in all. …..How satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
0  completely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-g
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:
7.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Savings (in 10,000 Euro) Savings Debt (in 10,000 Euro) Debts 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
Employmentstatus: unemployed vs. other Unemployed involuntary