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Correlational findings

Study Knabe & Rätzel (2010): study DE 1999

Public:
18-65 aged working couples, Germany, followed 7 years, 1999-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 16937
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Log annual labor income

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b-fix = +.31 ns Longitudinal Women's happiness by own income O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b-fix = +.38 ns Longitudinal Woman's happiness by husbands income O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b-fix = -.03 ns Longitudinal Woman's happiness by interaction of own and husbands income O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b-fix = +.49 ns Longitudinal Men's happiness by own income O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b-fix = +.67 p < .01 Longitudinal Men's happiness by wife's income O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a b-fix = -.05 ns Longitudinal Men's happiness by interaction between own and wife's income

All coefficients based on Probit-adjusted OLS, controlled for:
- age
- own health
- spuces health
- individual fixed effects
- time fixed effects

Unaffacted by weekly working hours
(which contradicts theory that gains in happiness from higher income are balanced by costs of working time)