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Studies

Muffels & Kemperman (2011): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Muffels, R.; Kemperman, B.
Title:
Does a Better Job Match Make Women Happier? Work Orientations, Work-Care Choices and Subjective Well-Being in Germany.
Source:
SOEP Paper No. 361, 2011, DIW, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public
20-55 aged, women, Germany, 1984-2007
Survey name
DE-SOEP
Sample
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents
N =
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:
31

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Traits Conscientious
Extraverted
Neurotic
Open
Agreeable
Hours match Preferred work-conditions
Fit between actual and desired time-use
Person-Job fit
Work-care combinations Time spent on work and care Work orientations Current want for children
Object of life-goals
Current motivation to work
Birth cohort Generation