Study Easterlin (2014a): study DE East Germany 1990 /1
- 18+ aged, general public, East Germany, 1990-2004
- Survey name
- N = 200000
- Non Response
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's Label
- Political change: before and after the fall of socialism
- Our Classification
- From 1945 to 1990 East Germany was a socialist state. Following developments in Russia and other East-European nations this socialist state collapsed and ended in 1990. In 1990 West- and East-Germany united to form the democratic state of Germany.
- Related specification variables
- 0 Socialism
Observed Relation with Happiness
Overall life satisfaction 6,57 6,55 -.02
After 2004 life satisfaction shows an upward trend to 2008, followed by a decline from 2008-2009. See figure.