Findings on happiness in Winkelmann (2004): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication
Author(s)Winkelmann, R.
TitleSubjective Well-Being and the Family: Results from an Ordered Probit Model with Miultiple Random Effects.
SourceEmpirical Economics, 2005, Vol. 30, 749 - 761
DOIDOI:10.1007/s00181-005-0255-7
Investigation
PublicParents and their 16+ aged children, West-Germany, followed from 1984 to 1997
 1984-1997
Survey nameNot available
 German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)
SampleProbability stratified sample
 1) Probability sample of households (SOEP sample) 2) Selection from this sample of families with both partners and at least one child age > 16
Respondents N =1309
 25168 person-year observations: 14970 for parents and 10198 for children 7485 family-year observations: 5197 three-person family years, 1941 four-person family years, 285 five-person family years, 62 family years for families between 6 and 8 members.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 With all household members
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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Author's labelsubjective well-being
Page in publication14
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Interdependence long-term subjective well-being parents/childrenH08ac01Happiness of children
Interdependence long-term subjective well-being parents/childrenC04ab05Happiness of one's children, also classified as above ↑
Interdependence long-term subjective well-being parents/childrenF01af01gHappiness of parents, also classified as above ↑
Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being among siblingsH08ac04Happiness of sibblings
Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being among siblingsF01af02dHappiness of siblings, also classified as above ↑
Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being among spousesF01afCharacteristics of family-members (earlier for adults)
Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being among spousesM04ae01Happiness of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being among spousesH08ac05Happiness of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being in a familyF01afCharacteristics of family-members (earlier for adults)