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Correlational findings

Study Easterlin & Plagnol (2008): study DE West Germany 1984 /1

Public:
16+ aged, general public, West Germany, followed 1-21 years, Germany, 1984-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 205410
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 = -6.5 p < .01 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT household income

B not controlled
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -5.7 p < .01 B controlled for:
- Unemployment rate in West-Germany
- Satisfaction with income
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.03 ns CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in household income

B controlled for:
- Satisfaction with income
- Employment status
- Age
- Marital status