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Studies

Winkelmann (2009): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Winkelmann, R.
Title:
Unemployment, Social Capital, and Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2009, Vol. 10, 421 - 430

Investigation

Public:
Employed, who fell unemployed, West-Germany 1984-2004
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 5536
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Falling unemployed Falling unemployed Active social life Leisure
Current contacts with friends
Visits to friends
Current sporting
Voluntary work
Participation in church
German nationality Foreign nationalities in nation
Ethnic status in Germany
Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) East Germany Region in Germany University graduate Level of school-education