Findings on happiness in Winkelmann (2006): study DE 2000

Author(s)Winkelmann, R.
TitleParental Separation and Well-Being of Youths. Evidence from Germany.
SourceThe Journal of Socio-Economics, 2006, Vol. 35, 197 - 208
Public16-18 aged, Germany, 2000-2001
Survey nameDE-SOEP 2000
 GSOEP additional youth questionnaire 2000
SampleProbability stratified sample
 16-18 aged selected from a probability sample of households
Respondents N =640
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On a scale from 0 to 10, where would you put your current happiness? 0 completely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 completely happy
Author's labelSubjective well-being
Page in publication4,17
RemarksI estimated the distribution data. Author please provide the original scores.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.491.49

Scores in012345678910

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Available household incomeshow  Household income
Being engaged in vocational trainingshow  Curriculum currently followed
Being engaged in vocational trainingshow  Level of school-education, also classified as above ↑
Being in schoolshow  Involved in schooling or not
Family structureshow  Number of parents (broken home)
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
German nationalityshow  Foreign nationalities in nation
Good studentshow  School-success
Intellectual environmentshow  Parents education
Living at homeshow  Living with parents
nr of books in houseshow  Reading
Own room at homeshow  Own room at home
Region of childhoodshow  Community size
Region of childhoodshow  Earlier residence, also classified as above ↑
Repeat of gradeshow  School-success
Single childshow  Only child
Territory of former West Germanyshow  Region in Germany
Type of schoolshow  School-success
Type of schoolshow  School-type, also classified as above ↑
Workshow  Full-time vs part-time