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Correlational findings

Study DiTella et al. (2007): study DE 1984

Public:
18+ aged general public, (West-)Germany, followed 16 years 1984-2000
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7812
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Real Household post-government income per year in German Marks

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.23 p < .02 yearly CHANGE in happiness by yearly CHANGE in income
- Gender
  - males         Beta = +.28
  - females       Beta = +.17
- political preference
  - left          Beta = +.28
  - right         Beta = +.21
- employment
  - employee      Beta = +.20
  - self employed Beta = +.52
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.04 p < .02 CURRENT happiness by PAST income
1 year ago
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.07 p < .02 2 years ago O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.06 p < .02 3 years ago O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.02 p < .02 4 years ago O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.07 ns CURRENT happiness (T) by CHANGE income (one year) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.05 ns income rose O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.20 ns income declined

All betas (fixed effects) controlled for:
- status
- marital state
- employment state
- education
- physical health
- number of children
- child birth in past year