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Studies

Kopmann & Rehdanz (2014): study DE 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Kopmann, A.; Rehdanz, K.
Title:
Underestimated Benefits from Periphery: Internal Migration and Subjective Well-being.
Source:
Econstor Working Paper, 2014, No. B14-V1, Kiel, Germany

Investigation

Public:
Working age people, Germany, followed 5 years 2004-2009
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2006
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 10123
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:
11,29
Error estimates:
S.e.= 0,008
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:
6.96

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Moved Pre-move happiness
Recently moved
Distance of migration: move from urban to rural area Distance of move Income (log equivalent) Personal income People Current household-composition Number of children Number of children Disabled Disability Health Current general health status Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Years of education Years schooling Spouse in foreign Living with spouse Employment status Current employment status Non-German citizen Ethnic status in Germany Moving within/across municipalities Change of residence (moving)
Recently moved