Findings on happiness in Erlinghagen (2011): study DE 2002 /1

Author(s)Erlinghagen, M.
TitleNowhere Better Than Here? The Subjective Well-Being of German Emigrants and Remigrants.
SourceComparative Population Studies-Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, 2011, Vol. 36, 899 -926
PublicEmigrants who left Germany, followed 2002-2005
 Panel members who dropped out because of emigrantion and were retrived and interviewed
Last assesment2005
Survey nameDE-SOEP
 Original SOEP, traced back after they left the country
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =32
 288 panel member emigrated between 2002-2005, of which 67 were traced, of which 32 completed a questionnnaire
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
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 publication669
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Change happiness after emigrationH04ab01aRecent happiness (< 1 year ago)
Change happiness after emigrationM07aa07Recent migration, also classified as above ↑