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Correlational findings

Study Frijters et al. (2004a): study DE 1991 /1

Public:
21-64 aged general public, East Germany, 1991-2001
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3086
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Differences in income
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T1: 1991, T2: 1996 and T3: 2001
Operationalization
Natural log of real household income, post tax

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = + T1-T2 CHANGE income by T1-T2 CHANGE happiness
Mean change in happiness due to change in income. Total change in happiness in this period was +0.545 point

Males
- all           DM = +0.281 (05)
- young         DM = +0.238 (05)
- old           DM = +0.378 (05)
- low educated  DM = +0.236 (05)
- high educated DM = +0.399 (05)
Females
- all           DM = +0.255 (05)
- young         DM = +0.257 (05)
- old           DM = +0.256 (05)
- low educated  DM = +0.219 (05)
- high educated DM = +0.310 (05)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = +/- T2-T3 CHANGE income by T2-T3 CHANGE happiness
Mean change in happiness due to change in income. Total change in happiness in this period was +0.144 point

Males
- all           DM = -0.004 (05)
- young         DM = +0.007 (05)
- old           DM = -0.054 (05)
- low educated  DM = -0.003 (05)
- high educated DM = -0.006 (05)
Females
- all           DM = +0.005 (05)
- young         DM = -0.008 (05)
- old           DM = +0.006 (05)
- low educated  DM = +0.004 (05)
- high educated DM = -0.016 (05)