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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
Trend in era
Our Classification
Operationalization
T0: happiness in East-Germany in 1990
T1: happiness in East-Germany in 1991
T2: happiness in East-Germany in 1999
T3: happiness in East-Germany in 2004

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = - Happiness T0: M=6.59
Happiness T2: M=6.51
- difference:   0.08
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.48 AVERAGE T2 happiness by AVERAGE T1 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.79 CHANGE in happiness over 13 year period ONLY for persons who were followed 13 years.

B's not controlled