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Correlational findings

Study Boes & Winkelmann (2010): study DE 1984

Public:
25-65 aged singles, (West-)Germany, 1984-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9735
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Logaritmic income
Our Classification
Distribution
Males: M = 1403, Females: M = 1141
Operationalization
Log of monthly income in Euro

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.36 p < .05 none yearly CHANGE in happiness by yearly CHANGE in income
Males only
Stronger among unhappy
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.13 p < .05 none yearly CHANGE in happiness by yearly CHANGE in income
Females only
Similar among happy and unhappy

Controlled for:
- Age squared
- Good health (0/1)
- Time fixed effects
- Unemployment