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Studies

Akay (2012): study DE 1985

Publication

Author(s):
Akay, A.
Title:
Happy Taxpayers? Income Taxation and Well-Being.
Source:
Discussion Paper, 2012, Nr. 6999, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn

Investigation

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

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  totally unsatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Life satrisfaction
Page in publication:
6
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.09
SD:
1.70

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Net income (log) Personal income Taxes (log) Tax Working hours (log) Hours work Age squared Current age (in years) Disposable income disposable income