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Studies

Koczan (2013a): study DE 1984

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 general public, Germany, followed 1-26 years, 1984-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 71779
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:
Own calculation.
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:
7.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migration Ever migrated or not Past happiness Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago) Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Married Married vs never married Seperated/divorced Vs divorced
Vs formerly married (divorced+seperated)
Vs separated
Earlier marital transitions
Widowed Vs widowed
Recent widowhood
Years of education Change in education
Years schooling
Employed (lagged) Earlier (un)employment
Change in employment
Current employment status
Works in occupation trained for Occupation of training/education Owner house/apartment House owned or rented
Change from rent to owner
Children in household Living with children Job insecurity Concern about (un)employment Neighbourhood Ethnic diversity in vinicity