Findings on happiness in Schwarze (2004): study DE 2002

Author(s)Schwarze, J.
TitleLiving Conditions of Children and Parental Well-Being: Evidence from German Data on Life Satisfaction.
SourceDiscussion Paper No 1200, IZA, 2004, Bonn, Germany
Public16+ aged, general public, Germany, 2002
Survey nameDE-SOEP 2002
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =2266
Non Response0
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
Page in publicationtable 2
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.821.82