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Studies

Habich & Noll (2004): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Habich, R.; Noll, H.H.
Title:
Objektive Lebensbedingungen und subjektives Wohlbefinden im vereinten Deutschland. (Objective Living Conditions and Subjective Wellbeing in United Germany).
Source:
Statistisches Bundesamt;Ed.: "Datenreport 2004", Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2004, Bonn, Gemany, 457 - 575

Investigation

Public:
17+ aged, general public, Germany, 1984-2003
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 16698
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Face/to/face individual Interviews with all householdmembers aged 16 and over Additional information gathered using paper-and-pencil questionaires - household interviews with head of household - an increasing number of individuals completes the questionnaire without the presence of the interviewer. In case of major inconsistencies or missing informaion in field word agendcy they were given a phone call to resolve the issue - so half CAPI in 2002

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 (Lebenszufriedenheit)
Remarks:
East Germany 6,4, West Germany 7,0
Page in publication:
457

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years)
Age difference among elderly
Age Current age (in years)
Age difference among elderly
Population group Current age (in years) population group Ethnic status in Germany population group Region in Germany