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Studies

Krause (2013): study DE 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Krause, A.
Title:
Don't Worry, be Happy? Happiness and Reemployment.
Source:
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, Vol. 96, 1 - 20

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, recently fallen unemployed, Germany, 2007-2008
Survey name:
IZA Evaluation Dataset S
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 2542
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
4
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.14 2.13
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male Sexe: male (vs female) Age and age squared Current age (in years) Disabled Disability Married Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed + separated + divorced) Single Never married (ss formerly married: widowed + divorced+ separated) Partner Steady love-relation Employment status spouse Employment of spouse
Spouse part-time employed
Employment status partner Unemployed involuntary
Employment of spouse
Spouse part-time employed
Children in household Living with children Number of children in household Number of persons in household Educational degree Level of school-education
Years schooling
Migrant status Ever migrated or not Log net hourly wage of last job (euros) Earlier income Duration of last job Earlier unemployment Log of unemployment benefits Personal income
Income from social security
State unemployment rate Unemployment in region Termination of previous job Reasons for change in employment Measure of self-esteem Perceived chances for employment Locus of control index Inner locus of control Neuroticism index Neurotic Extraversion index Extraverted Social class of neighbours Socio-economic level of vicinity Summed effects Summed socio-demographic + environmental factors