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Correlational findings

Study Koch et al. (2005): study DE 2002

Public:
18-65 aged, on low wage or on social security, Germany, 2002-2003
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2568
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
a Net household income/1000
b Net household income per head/1000

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.12 p < .01 Net household income/1000 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.07 ns Net household income per head/1000

B's controlled for:
- Employment status, social assistence
- Gender
- Nationality (German, not German)
- Age
- Age squared
- Years of education in school and occupation
- Living together with a partner
- Satisfaction with health
- Level of being unfit for work activity
- Region (West, East)
- Year (2002, 2003)

Robust OLS. Ordered Probit analysis yiels similar result