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Correlational findings

Study Gülal & Adam (2018): study DE 2012

Public:
18-65 aged working people, Germany followed 4 years 2014-2016
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2944
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
additional information

Correlate

Authors's Label
Introduction of minimum wage in Germany
Our Classification
Distribution
N = 1: 947 0: 1887
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Introduction of minumum wage in Germany in 2015
1: Benefactors (treated)
    Earned less before 2015
0; Non-benefactors: (controls)
    Earned already more before 2015

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = + Happiness at:   T1(2014)   T2(2015   T2-T1
                M     SD   M   SD    M    SD
- Treated       7,0   1,7  7,2 1,6   +.02 -.01
- Controls      7,2   1,6  7,3 1,6   +.01 +.00
Difference    -0.02 +0.01 -0.1 ).0   +.01 -.01

Both groups became happier, the treated more than the controls
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.10 p < .01 T1-T2 within person CHANGE happiness among treated (vs controls)
b (+.098) controled for:
- age
- gender
- marital status
- education
- part-time employment
- branch

Relative gain assessed using group x year interaction
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = + s/ns West Germany b = +.02(ns)
East Germany b = +.23(01)