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Studies

Gash et al. (2010): study DE 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Gash, V.; Mertens, A.; Romeu Gordo, L.
Title:
Women between Part-Time and Full-Time Work: The Influence of Changing Hours of Work on Happiness and Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Working paper SOEP no. 268, DIW, 2010, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
Married women aged 20-59, Germany, followed 10 years, 1996-2006,
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 21189
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
Remarks:
Recoded to scale 1-7. On recoded scale Mean = 4,90, SD = 0,16
Page in publication:
14-31

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment status Full-time home maker
Full-time vs part-time
Change in employment status Change in employment
Change from/to full-time homemaker