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Pohl (2006): study DE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Pohl, C.
Title:
Employment Status, Income and the Subjective Well-Being of Immigrants.
Source:
Princeton University, Working Paper, 2006, No. 71087

Investigation

Public:
25-65 aged immigrants, Germany, followed yearly 1984-2005
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 15790
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
Remarks:
For 2005: M: 6,63; SD: 1,93
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:
7.33
SD:
2.24

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Number of children Number of children Marital status Married vs widowed
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Vs divorced
Education level Level of school-education West-Germany Region in Germany Country of origin Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Ethnic status in Germany
Employment status Unfit for work
Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Income Change in income level Worries about economic development Satisfaction with economic development in nation Concerned about financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Health status Self-perceived health
Disability
Duration in new country Time since migration Disabled Disability