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Studies

D'Ambrosio & Frick (2012): study DE 1992

Publication

Author(s):
D'Ambrosio, C.; Frick, J.R.
Title:
Individual Wellbeing in a Dynamic Perspective.
Source:
Economica, 2012, Vol. 79, 284 - 302

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, followed 15 years, 1992-2007, Germany
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 184000
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
Page in publication:
291+298
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:
6.90
SD:
1.76

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Age difference among young people East germany Region in Germany Years of education Years schooling Number of children in household Number of children Homeowner Ownership of current dwelling Household unemployment index Current employment status Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Married vs never married
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Disabled Disability Employment status Current employment status
Reasons for change in employment
Household member in need of care Care giving Community size Size of urban setting Household income Household income Earlier level of household income Change in income level Relative income Earlier level of income
Relative to nation