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Erlinghagen (2011): study DE 2002

Publication

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

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Germany, 2002-2009
Survey name:
EU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2010
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 11096
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
0  extremely unhappy
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely happy
-    don't know
-    no answer
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
909
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.20 7.20
SD:
- -
Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
0  extremely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremely satisfied
-    don't know
-   no answer
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
909
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.90 6.90
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migration Ever migrated or not
Time since migration
Ever involved in migrant work
Re-migration
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education Years schooling Self-employed Self employed Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Retired Current status: retired or not Non-employed Moved out of workforce Meets friends Visits to friends Has partner Married state (compared to non-married states) Has children Ever had children (vs not) Health Global health self-rating General trustfulness Trusting
Trust in people
Satisfaction with democracy Attitudes to democracy Frequency of praying Praying Assessment of income Sufficiency of current income