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Studies

Zijlmans (2009): study DE 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Zijlmans, T.J.
Title:
Work Involvement in the Valuation of Unemployment.
Source:
Master Thesis, Utrecht School of Economics, 2009, The Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
21-64 aged working force, Germany, 1998-1999
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 19093
Non Response:
not reported
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:
38
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:
6.93 6.93

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Being unemployed Unemployed involuntary
Current motivation to work
Being unemployed Unemployed involuntary
Attitudes to leisure
Change in unemployment status Falling unemployed
Current motivation to work
Change in unemployment status Falling unemployed
Attitudes to leisure