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Correlational findings

Study Easterlin & Plagnol (2008): study DE East Germany 1991

Public:
16+ aged, general public, East Germany, followed 1- 14 years, Germany, 1991-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 48688
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Mean household income adjusted to 1995 euros.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +4.3 p < .01 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT household income

B not controlled
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.16 ns B controlled for:
- satisfaction with income
- unemployment rate in East-Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.13 ns CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in household income

B controlled for:
- satisfaction with income
- employment status
- age
- marital status