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Blanchflower & Oswald (2004): study DE West Germany 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Blanchflower, D.G.; Oswald, A.J.
Title:
Well-Being over Time in Britain and the USA.
Source:
Journal of Public Economics, 2004, Vol. 88, 1359 -1368 )

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, West-Germany region, Germany, 1991
Survey name:
ISSP 1991
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 1333
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f
Page in publication:
24
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 10%,   3: 67%,   4: 19%   (total 97%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.07 6.70
SD:
0.58 1.62