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Correlational findings

Study Cheung (2018): study DE 1984

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Germany followed 30 years 1984 - 2013
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 1992-2012
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4484400
Non Response:
183108 observations excluded because of incomplete data.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Post-Government (disposable) Household Income
Our Classification
Remarks
Data in SOEP.
Distribution
not reported
Operationalization
Pre- and post-government annual income are calibrated for inflation to reflect euros in 2011 using the Consumer Price Index. Post-government income is disposable income.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.21 p < .001 No controls, all waves,all 16 states. O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +1.7 p < .001 Individual happiness by state-specific average disposable household-income.

Controls at individual level:
-gender
-age
-years of education
-married
-number of Household Adults
-number of Household Children
-years of participation in SOEP

Controls at state level (16 states)
-Net Gini
-Income Redistribution
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.15 p < .001 CHANGE individual Happiness by CHANGE in one's disposable household income (income-mobility).

Controls at individual level:
-gender
-age
-years of education
-married
-number of Household Adults
-number of Household Children
-years of participation in SOEP

Controls at state level (16 states)
-Net Gini
-Income Redistribution

Similar b's if additionally controlled for tax and transfers (difference tax paid and welfare received).