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Hetschko (2014): study DE 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Hetschko, C.
Title:
On the Misery of losing Self-employment.
Source:
ECONSTOR Working Paper, 2014, No. 2014/26, 1 - 37, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18-65 aged, general public, Germany, followed yearly, 1991-2012
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 19436
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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
Remarks:
Weighted mean computed by WDH team
Page in publication:
8
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:
7.12

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Perceived chance of losing work Concern about (un)employment Employment arrangement Current employment arrangement Reason for job los Reasons for change in employment
Falling unemployed