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Correlational findings

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

Public:
16+ aged, European immigrants, West Germany, Germany, followed 1-21 years, 1984-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 24930
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
How satisfied are you with your household income?
0 totally unhappy
:
10 totally happy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.44 p < .01 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT satisfaction with income

B not controlled
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.28 p < .01 B controlled for:
- Unemployment rate in West-Germany
- Household income
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.34 p < .01 CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in satisfaction with income

B controlled for:
- Household income
- Employment status
- Age
- Marital status