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Studies

Dittmann & Goebel (2010): study DE 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Dittmann, J.; Goebel, J.
Title:
Your House, Your Car, Your Education: The Socioeconomic Situation of the Neighborhood and its Impact on Life Satisfaction in Germany.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2010, Vol. 96, 497 - 513

Investigation

Public:
17+ aged general public, Germany, followed 7 years, 2000-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 27249
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Face-to-face interviews and statistical data on neighbourhoods

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
Page in publication:
503

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Neighbourhood status Income level in vinicity Status difference Relative to neighborhood Moves out of neighbourhood In/outflow of residents in vinicity
Local social cohesion
Nationality: not German Foreign nationalities in nation Age and age squared Current age (in years) Income (equivalent household income) Household income Seperated (vs married) Married vs separated Single (vs married) Married vs never married Divorced (vs married) Married vs divorced Having children Children in the household Subjective health state Self-perceived health City size Size of urban setting Widowed (vs married) Married vs widowed