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Correlational findings

Study Vendrik (2013): study DE 1984

Public:
27-59 aged general public, (West-)Germany, followed at least 6 years,1984-2007
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 60984
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Reference income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average household-equivalent income among compatriots of same sex, similar age and education

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.03 ns LATER (T+1) social reference income by CURRENT happiness (T) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.13 ns CURRENT (T) social reference income by CURRENT happiness (T) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.32 p < .05 PAST (T-1)social reference income by CURRENT happiness (T) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.09 ns PAST (T-1) social reference income by CURRENT happiness (T) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.17 ns PAST (T-3) social reference income by CURRENT happiness (T)

Controlled for:
- wealth
- actual working hours
- employment situation
- kind of job
- age
- years of education
- hospital stay (dummy)
- number of adults & children in the household
- marital situation
- living region
- type of household