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Correlational findings

Study Headey & Krause (1994): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
16+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1984-1991
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9114
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Equivalent income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Household's income net of taxes and including benefits, adjusted for household size, using OECD equivalence weights which are 1.0 for the first adult, 0.7 for other adults and 0.5 for children under 18.

Assessed at T1  (1984) and T2 (1991)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.14 T1 happiness by T1 income: raw correlation O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.19 T1 happiness by T1 income: disattenuated r O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.08 T1 happiness by T2 income: raw r O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.11 T1 happiness by T2 income: disattenuated r O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.06 T2 happiness by T1 income: raw r O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.08 T2 happiness by T1 income: disattenuated r O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.12 T2 happiness by T2 income: raw r O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.17 T2 happiness by T2 income: disattenuated r O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d = Disattenuated correlations are obtained by assuming validity coefficients of 0.9 for income and 0.8 for happiness