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Correlational findings

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

Public:
18+ aged, general public, East-Germany 1990-2006
Survey name:
INT-WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 200000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Trends in income before and after the fall of socialism
Our Classification
Remarks
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
Operationalization
Before and after the fall of socialism:
0 Before (1990)
1 After      (2006)
Income distribution in thirds:
A Lower
B Middle
C Upper

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a DM = Happiness by income thirds:
             1990  2006  difference
Upper         6,6   7,1    +0,5
Middle        6,0   6,2    +0,2
Lower         5,3   4,3    -1,0