Findings on happiness in Börsch-Supan & Jürgens (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984 /1

Publication
Author(s)Börsch-Supan, A.; Jürgens, G.
TitleEarly Retirement, Social Security and Well-Being in Germany.
SourceNational Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Working Paper 12303., 2006, USA
URLhttp://www.nber.org/papers/w12303
Investigation
Public25+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1984-2002
 West-Germany was a separate nation before 1990 and became a region in reunited Germany after 1990
 1984-2002
Survey nameNot available
 German Welfare Surveys
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Yearly
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 publication32
RemarksData: German Welfare Survey.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Social security expendituresN04ab13aeSocial security in nation