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Erlinghagen (2011): study DE 2002 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Erlinghagen, M.
Title:
Nowhere Better Than Here? The Subjective Well-Being of German Emigrants and Remigrants.
Source:
Comparative Population Studies-Zeitschrift f├╝r Bev├Âlkerungswissenschaft, 2011, Vol. 36, 899 -926

Investigation

Public:
Emigrants who left Germany, followed 2002-2005
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 32
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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:
669

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change happiness after emigration Recent migration
Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)