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Correlational findings

Study Wunder (2008): study DE 1985

Public:
18+ aged general public, Germany, followed 21 years, 1985-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 23757
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Remarks
Assesed every year
Distribution
Mean: 2359; SD:1355
Operationalization
Aggregated income of all household members (log)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.29 p < .01 Last year CHANGE in happiness (T - T-1) by CURRENT income (T) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.31 p < .01 Last year CHANGE in happiness (T - T-1) by PAST (T-1) income

b controlled for:
- Household size
- Years of education
- Home owner
- Marital status
- Employment status