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Correlational findings

Study Cuesta & Budria (2011): study DE 2000

Public:
18+ aged, heads of households, Germany, 2000-2008
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Ln (household income)
Our Classification
Distribution
M = 3169,118 SD = 2143,248
Operationalization
in Euros

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.16 p < .01 yearly CHANGE in happiness by yearly CHANGE in income

PROBIT ADAPTED OLS.

B controlled for:
- social characteristics
  - age
  - gender
  - education
  - household size
  - employment status
  - marital status
  - nationality
- personality traits
- accomodation
- absolute lack of
  - facilities (bath, toilet, etc)
  - durables   (car, telephone, etc)
  - health     (bad health, disabled etc)
  

Random effects. Fixed effects: B = +.126 (01)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.19 p < .01 B additionally controlled for:
- absolute lack of
  - social life (going to cultural events, etc)

Random effects. Fixed effects: B = +.18 (01)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.08 p < .01 B additionally controlled for:
- relative (instead of absolute) lack of
  - facilities
  - durables
  - accomodation
  - health
  - savings

Random effects. Fixed effects: +.041 (ns)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.09 p < .01 B additionally controlled for:
- relative (instead of absolute) lack of
  - social life

Random effects. Fixed effects: B = +.086 (05)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.10 p < .01 B controlled for:
- social characteristics
- personality traits
- absolute lack
- relative lack

Random effects. Fixed effects: B = +.057 (01)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.12 p < .01 B additionally controlled for:
- social life (absolute and relative lack)

Random effects. Fixed effects: B = +.108 (01)