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Correlational findings

Study Obucina (2013): study DE 1994

Public:
18-65 aged general public, Germany, followed 16 years, 1994-2009
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 209989
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Relative deprivation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Relative income is used as proxy for relative deprivation.

It is calculated as the sum of income gaps between individual I and all individuals j with an income higher than that of I, divided
by the total population size n and normalized by mean income of the reference group k(x).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.91 p < .01 B controlled for:
- Household income
- Household size
- Marital Status
- Age
- Gender
- Education
- Foreign-born
- Employment status
- House ownership
- Living in West- vs East-Germany
- Savings
- Health
- Year controls