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Cuesta & Budria (2011): study DE 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Cuesta, M.B.; Budria, S.
Title:
Deprivation and Subjective Well-being: Evidence from Panel Data.
Source:
EA Working Papers, 2011, No.8, UA Madrid, Spain

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, heads of households, Germany, 2000-2008
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 11000
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:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Full distribution not reported
Page in publication:
9
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 7.10
SD:
1.70 1.70

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Ln (household income) Household income
Relative income
Change in income level
Log (age) Current age (in years) Log (age) squared Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Years of education Years schooling Log (nr of adults in household) Current household-composition Log (nr of children in household) Current household-composition
Number of children
Employment status Current employment status Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Nationality Foreign nationalities in nation Big Five Dimensions and LOC Conscientious
Neurotic
Extraverted
Agreeable
Open
Inner locus of control
Ln (household savings) Savings Deprivation in savings (relative) Relative resources Deprivation in income (relative) Relative resources Kitchen Facilities in the house Bath Facilities in the house Toilet Quality of current dwelling Heating Facilities in the house Balcony Quality of current dwelling Cellar Quality of current dwelling Garden Facilities in the house Boiler Facilities in the house
Specific possessions
Telephone Telephone
Telephone
Television Tv Washer Washer Car Car Microwave Micro wave Dishwasher Dishwasher House size (surface) Surface of house House size (nr of rooms) Quality of current dwelling Health status Self-perceived health Disabled Disability Doctor visits (>12 per year) Visits to doctor Deprivation in facilities (relative) Relative resources Deprivation in durables (relative) Relative resources Deprivation in accomodation (relative) Relative resources
Facilities in the house
Deprivation in health (relative) Relative resources
Relative health
Deprivation in social relations (relative) Relative resources
Relative contacts
Attends cultural events Current cultural participation Attends cinema, concerts Passive participation Practices sports Current sporting Participates in volunteer work Voluntary work Participates in politics Political participation Attends religious events Participation in church
Current religious practices