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Correlational findings

Study D'Ambrosio & Frick (2012): study DE 1992

Public:
18+ aged general public, followed 15 years, 1992-2007, Germany
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 184000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Age
Our Classification
Operationalization
1) <25 (reference group)
2) 26-35
3) 36-45
4) 46-55
5) 56-65
6) 66-75
7) >76

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.01 ns 26-35 (vs <25) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.02 ns 36-45 (vs <25) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.04 ns 46-55 (vs <25) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.15 p < .01 56-65 (vs <25) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.20 p < .01 66-75 (vs <25) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.06 ns >76 (vs <25)

b's controlled for:
- dummy east germany
- years of education
- number of children in household
- homeownership
- unemployment index
- marital status
- disablity
- unemployment status
- household member in need of care
- community size
- dummy for learning effect
- household income
- past household income
- social reference income