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Correlational findings

Study Erlinghagen (2011): study DE 2002

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Germany, 2002-2009
Survey name:
EU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11096
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Assessment of income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Which of the descriptions on this card comes closest to how you feel about your household’s income nowadays?
1) (very) problematical
2) adequate/coping (reference)
3) comfortable

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a b = +.35 p < .01 COMFORTABLE   (vs adequate) O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a b = -.95 p < .01 PROBLEMATICAL (vs adequate)

B's controlled for:
- immigration status
- age
- age^2
- education
- employment
- gender
- friends
- partner
- children
- health
- general trustfullness
- satisfaction with democracy
- Frequency of praying

Similar results are observed for happiness-measure O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cd)