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Studies

Dittmann & Goebel (2010): study DE 2004

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, 2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2004
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 22012
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 Relative status compared to others in neighbourhood Relative to neighborhood Fear of local crime Perceived safety in vinicity Urbanization Attitude to local natural environment Visit to/from neighbours Social contacts in vinicity
Visits to friends
Close contact with neighbours Social contacts in vinicity
Current contacts
Personality: Openness Open Personality: Conscientious Conscientious Personality: Extraversion Extraverted Personality: Agreeableness Agreeable Personality: Neuroticism Neurotic Personality: External locus of control Inner locus of control Personality: Internal locus of control Inner locus of control Sex: male Sex (male vs female) Nationality: Not German Ever migrated or not
Foreign nationalities in nation
Age and age squared Current age (in years) Income (equivalent household income) Household income Education (years of education) Years schooling Single (vs married) Married vs never married Divorced/seperated (vs married) Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Widowed (vs married) Married vs widowed Having children Children in the household Subjective health state Self-perceived health Mental health Overall selfestimate of mental health Physical health Degree of restriction Neighbourhood characteristic: People moving out In/outflow of residents in vinicity
Local social cohesion