print

Correlational findings

Study Frijters et al. (2004): study DE 1985

Public:
21-64 aged, general public, Germany, followed 14 years, 1985-1999
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 18350
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Log household income (post tax)
Our Classification
Operationalization

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a Beta = + yearly CHANGE in happiness by yearly CHANGE in income
      Males      Females
East: Beta=+.21  Beta=+.20
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a Beta = + yearly CHANGE in happiness by yearly CHANGE in income
      Males      Females
West: Beta=+.13  Beta=+.13

Beta's controlled for:
- Year
- Age
- Foreigner-born
- Marital status
- Death of other family member in last year
- Disabled
- Ln(1+number of days in hospital in last year)
- Number of children
- Had a baby in last year
- Invalid in household
- Years of schooling
- Employed status
- Moved home within country in last year
- Moved to West/East Germany following reunification
- Live on the border of East and West Germany

Beta of East Germany additionally controlled for :
- Being member of the Communist Party before reunification