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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 f├╝r Bev├Âlkerungswissenschaft, 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:
Selfreport 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
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:
7.20
Full text:
Selfreport 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
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migration Ever migrated or not
Re-migration
Time since migration
Ever involved in migrant work
Gender Sex (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 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 rating General trustfulness Trusting
Trust in people
Satisfaction with democracy Attitudes to democracy Frequency of praying Praying Assessment of income Sufficiency of current income