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Correlational findings

Study Pfaff & Hirata (2013): study DE West Germany 1984

Public:
18+ aged general public, (West-)Germany, followed 24 years,1984-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 318346
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Net equivalized household income (in price level of 1995, euro)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.26 p < .01 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT household income (ln) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.06 p < .01 CURRENT happiness (T) by CHANGE in household income growth (T-1 to T)

b's controlled for:
- Age squared
- Marital status
- Number of children in the household
- Health satisfaction
- Employment status
- House ownership
- Person requiring health in the household
- Self-administerd-interview
- Regional GDP/capita growth