Findings on happiness in Stutzer & Frey (2008): study XZ Germany West 1985

Author(s)Stutzer, A.; Frey, B.S.
TitleStress that Doesn''t Pay: The Commuting Paradox.
SourceThe Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2008, Vol. 110, 339 - 366
Public15+ aged, general public, Germany, 1985-1998
Survey nameNot available
 German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) pooled waves 1985 - 1998
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =270150
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 labelsubjective well-being
Page in publication182
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
CommutingW04ab02Commuting to work
CommutingT01ad02Time spend commuting, also classified as above ↑