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Correlational findings

Study Fitzroy et al. (2013): study DE 2000

Public:
18+ aged general public, Germany, 2000-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 212650
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Household income
Our Classification
Distribution
West Germany: M=2872; SD=1863
East Germany: M=2248; SD=1294
Operationalization
Net household income (montly)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.25 p < .01 none yearly CHANGE in happiness by yearly CHANGE in income
West-Germany only
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.38 p < .01 none yearly CHANGE in happiness by yearly CHANGE in income
East-Germany only

b's are slightly smaller for individuals with age <45, and slightly larger for individuals with age >45

b's controlled for:
- Marriage
- Cohabiting
- Children
- Health status
- Education
- Work status
- Interview form
- Time in panel
- Year of last interview
- Household size
- Age group
- Year of survey
- Regional/Federal unemployment