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Correlational findings

Study Easterlin & Plagnol (2008): study DE 1984

Public:
16-65 aged general public, Germany, followed 1-21 years, 1984-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 294528
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
East- vs. West-Germany
Our Classification
Remarks
East-Germany entails the area of the former Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR). West-Germany entails the former Bundes Republik Deutschland (BDR). They were reunited in 1990 into Germany.
Operationalization
a) West-Germany
b) East-Germany

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d AoV = + p < .01 West-Germany: M=7.08
East-Germany: M=6.32
Difference:     0.76