Findings on happiness in Erlinghagen et al. (2009): study DE 2002

Author(s)Erlinghagen, M.; Stegman, M.; Wagner, G.G.
TitleDeutschland ein Auswanderungsland?
SourceDIW Wochenbericht, 2009, Vol. 76, 663 - 669
PublicEmigrants out of Germany 1984-2005
Last assesment2006
Survey nameDE-SOEP
 Panel members who discontinued participation because they had left the country
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Emigrants selected from a probability sample of the general public
Respondents N =1242
 277 born in Germany, 937 immigrants who emigrated subsequently
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 labelwell-being
Page in publication666
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
EmigrationM07aa09Later migration
EmigrationM07aa08Re-migration, also classified as above ↑