Findings on happiness in Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study DE East Germany 1991

Publication
Author(s)Blanchflower, D.G.; Oswald, A.J.
TitleWell-Being over Time in Britain and the USA.
SourceJournal of Public Economics, 2004, Vol. 88, 1359 -1368 )
DOIDOI:10.1016/S0047-2727(02)00168-8
Investigation
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, East-Germany, Germany, 1991
 Former communist German Democratic Republic (DDR). Reunited with Germany in 1990
Survey nameISSP 1991
SampleProbability systematic sample
Respondents N =1478
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...? 4 very happy 3 fairly happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-4-f
Page in publication24
DKNA %5.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.815.98
Standard deviation0.621.72

Scores in1234
%3.020.065.08.0