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Correlational findings

Study Easterlin (2014a): study DE East Germany 1990 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, East Germany, 1990-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 200000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Political change: before and after the fall of socialism
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Socialism
1 Capitalism

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = -                           1990  2004   DM

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.