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Obucina (2013): study DE 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Obucina, O.
Title:
The Patterns of Satisfaction Among Immigrants in Germany
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2013, Vol. 113, 1105 - 1127.

Investigation

Public:
18-65 aged general public, Germany, followed 16 years, 1994-2009
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 209989
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:
1111
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.53%,   2: 0.5%,   3: 1.5%,   4: 2.9%,   5: 4%,   6: 12.7%,   7: 11.6%,   8: 22.6%,   9: 29.1%,   10: 10.5%,   11: 4.1%   (total 100.03%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.88 6.88
SD:
1.82 1.82

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income/1000 Household income Relative deprivation Attitudes to own social status
Satisfaction with income
Relative to nation
Number of adults Current household-composition Number of children Number of children Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Age Time trend of happiness in age categories Male Sex (male vs female) Years of education Years schooling Foreign-born Ever migrated or not Employment status Current employment status
Full-time vs part-time
Tenure (vs flex contracts)
Involved in schooling or not
Housing ownership House owned or rented West/East Germany Region in Germany Savings Savings Number of doctor visits Current general health status Years since migration Time since migration Trend in era Trend average happiness in era