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Correlational findings

Study Bartolini et al. (2013a): study DE 1988

Public:
14+ aged, Germany, 1988 - 2007
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 59527
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Log of reference income
Our Classification
Operationalization
- natural logarithm of average Adjusted Monthly Household Net Income for a reference group
- reference group of individual I in year t is constructed as sub-sample of people living in I's region (west or east) in year t that have about I's education and age

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = -.15 p < .10 West Germany 1988-2007, N=80337 O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = -.27 p < .01 Germany 1994-2007, N=59527

Beta’s controlled for:
- Marital status
- Age
- Household size
- Number of children
- Years of education
- Living with parents when 16
- Log of monthly household income
- Log of monthly household income 3years before
- Attending events
- Social participation
- Unemployed
- Student
- Non-worker
- Retired
- Doing military or civil service

in last case additionally controlled for: Living in West Germany