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Studies

Boes & Winkelmann (2010): study DE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Boes, S.; Winkelmann, R.
Title:
The Effect of Income on General Life Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2010, Vol. 95, 111 - 128

Investigation

Public:
25-65 aged singles, (West-)Germany, 1984-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 9735
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
Remarks:
Males: M = 6,61
Females: M = 6,85
Page in publication:
120

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Logaritmic income Change in income level Unemployment Unemployed involuntary Gender Sex (male vs female)