Findings on happiness in Camp (2016): study DE 2005

Author(s)Camp, J.K.
TitleFamily and Labor Market Policies in Germany: The Well-Being of Working Women.
SourceConnerley, M.L.;Ed.:"Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women", Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 449 - 472
DOIdoi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9897-6
Public18-62 aged women, Germany, 2005-2009
Last assesment2009
Survey nameDE-SOEP
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 pooled sample
Respondents N =10000
 N not reported, estimated by WDH team
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication461
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Being in labour forceshow  Current employment status
Being in labour forceshow  Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Being in labour forceshow  Full-time vs part-time, also classified as above ↑
Being in labour forceshow  Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Disabilityshow  Degree of restriction
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Full-time, part-time workshow  Full-time vs part-time
Full-time, part-time workshow  Trend happiness in full-time, part-time jobs, also classified as above ↑
Has childrenshow  Current parental status
Has childrenshow  Trend happiness in parents, also classified as above ↑
Immigrantshow  Ethnic status in Germany