Findings on happiness in Easterlin (2014a): study DE East Germany 1990

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleLife Satisfaction in the Transition from Socialism to Capitalism.
SourceClark, A.E.;Ed.:" Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries", Oxford Scholarship Online: 2015, 1 - 24
DOIdoi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723653.003.0002
Public18+ aged, general public, East-Germany 1990-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameWVS: combined waves
 Waves 1990 and 2006
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =200000
 200.000 persons/year
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Trends in income before and after the fall of socialismE03ab01biTrend happiness in income groups