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Studies

Koch et al. (2005): study DE 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Koch, S.; Stephan, G.; Walwei, U.
Title:
Workfare: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen. (Workfare: Possibilities and Limitations).
Source:
IAB Discusdsion Paper no. 17/2005, Nürnberg, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18-65 aged, on low wage or on social security, Germany, 2002-2003
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2568
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
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean is het weighed mean of full-time working minimum wage receivers and social assistance receivers.
Page in publication:
24
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:
6.55 6.55
SD:
1.74 1.74

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment status, social assistance Welfare
Current employment status
Paid work
Gender Sex (male vs female) Nationality Foreign nationalities in nation Age Current age (in years) Years of education in school and occupation Years schooling Living together with partner Living alone or not Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Level of being unfit for work activity Current functional health Region Region in Germany Year Trend in general public Household income Household income