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Correlational findings

Study Akay (2012): study DE 1985

Public:
16-65 aged, taxpayers, Germany, 1985-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 188412
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Taxes (log)
Our Classification
Error Estimates
S.E.=.009
Remarks
In 2010 euro's
Distribution
Taxes(all): M=1324.32; SD= 1075.7; min.=11, max.= 56412
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport:
A Log taxes (all)
B Lagged tax (tax 1 year ago)
C Income tax only

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.05 p < .01 A All taxes

          b     
Singles  +.060 (05)
Couples  +.046 (05)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-iv = +.02 p < .01 b and b-iv controlled for:
- log net income
- working hours
- age squared
- region east germany
- foreigner
- household size
- employment status
- gender
- marital status
- health
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.01 p < .05 B Lagged tax

b controlled for:
- log net income
other controls the same
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.01 p < .01 C Income tax

b controlled for:
- log net income

other controls the same