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Studies

Koczan (2013a): study DE 1984 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Koczan, Z.
Title:
Does integration increase life satisfaction?
Source:
CWPE 1314 Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, 2013, Cambridge, UK

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged immigrants, Germany, followed 1-26 years, 1984-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3741
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
Page in publication:
8, 11
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:
6.68 6.68
SD:
1.81 1.81

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Years since migration Time since migration Identity (lagged) Ethnic status in Germany
Adjustment to new country of settlement
German citizenship Adjustment to new country of settlement
Change of nationality
German literacy Adjustment to new country of settlement