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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
Effects of household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Real household-equivalence income: real household income divided by equivalence scale
(equivalence scale not reported)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.30 p < .01 Short run effect of household income (ln) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.02 ns Adaptation to household income (ln) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.28 p < .01 Long-run effect of household income (ln)

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