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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Available household incomeI01ab03Household income
Being engaged in vocational trainingS01abCurriculum currently followed
Being engaged in vocational trainingE01ab02Level of school-education, also classified as above ↑
Being in schoolS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not
Family structureF01ab02Number of parents (broken home)
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
German nationalityN10acForeign nationalities in nation
Good studentS01ac02School-success
Intellectual environmentF01ag01Parents education
Living at homeH20ab06Living with parents
nr of books in houseL03ac02hReading
Own room at homeH22ab03dOwn room at home
Region of childhoodL13ab02Community size
Region of childhoodL16aa01Earlier residence, also classified as above ↑
Repeat of gradeS01ac02School-success
Single childF01ac01Only child
Territory of former West GermanyR01ab10Region in Germany
Type of schoolS01ac02School-success
Type of schoolS01ad02School-type, also classified as above ↑
WorkE02ad01Full-time vs part-time