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Studies

Rehdanz & Maddison (2009): study XZ Germany West 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Rehdanz, K.; Maddison, D.
Title:
Local Environmental Quality and Life-Satisfaction in Germany.
Source:
Ecological Economics, Vol. 64, 787 - 797

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, West-Germany, 1994-2004
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 23014
Non Response:
na
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:
787
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.56%,   2: 0.44%,   3: 1.45%,   4: 3.42%,   5: 4.3%,   6: 13.31%,   7: 12.37%,   8: 22.67%,   9: 28.61%,   10: 8.68%,   11: 4.19%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.79 6.79
SD:
1.83 1.83

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Perceived impact of air pollution Attitude to local natural environment
Nature in region
Perceived impact of noise pollution Attitude to local natural environment
Nature in region
Living together with partner Household members
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Monthly housing expenses Cost of housing
Housing
Condition of property Quality of house Size of property Type of current dwelling Kind of residental area LOCAL: GEOGRAPHY Building type Type of current dwelling Year house was built Type of current dwelling Distance to centre nearest city Remoteness Community size Community size