Correlational findings

Study Pannenberg & Goerke (2013): study DE 2008

17-65 aged general public, Germany, 2008-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
N = 1031
Non Response:
Interview: telephone (CATI)


Authors's label
Income comparison intensity
Our Classification
Answer to the following question:
When you think about your gross labour income compared to that of other individuals: How important is it to you how your gross income compares to that of:
a) your neighbours
b) your friends
c) your collegaues at the workplace
d) other people in your occupation
e) people of your age
f) your parents when they were young
g) your partner
h) other women
i) other men

1: completely unimportant
7: extremely important

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = ns a) neighbours O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.09 p < .05 b) Your friends O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.08 p < .05 c) collegaues at the workplace O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.07 p < .05 d) other people in your occupation O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = ns e) people of your age O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = ns f) your parents when they were young O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = ns g) your partner O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = ns h) other women O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = ns i) other men

b's controlled for:
- Age
- Sexe
- Education
- Firm size
- Public sector
- Marital status
- Children
- White collar status
- Part-time
- Self-employed