Findings on happiness in Knabe & Rätzel (2010): study DE 1999

Publication
Author(s)Knabe, A.; Rätzel, S.
TitleIncome, Happiness, and the Disutility of Labor.
SourceEconomics Letters, 2010, Vol. 107, 77 - 79
URLhttp://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/28101/1/608759643.PDF
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.econlet.2009.12.032
Investigation
Public18-65 aged working couples, Germany, followed 7 years, 1999-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameDE-SOEP combined waves
 SOEP 1999-2006
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =16937
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
HealthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
HealthM04ab01bPhysical health of spouse, also classified as above ↑
IncomeM04ab03cIncome of spouse
IncomeI01ab01Personal income, also classified as above ↑
Weekly working hoursW04ab17Work hours