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Studies

Börsch-Supan & Jürgens (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Börsch-Supan, A.; Jürgens, G.
Title:
Early Retirement, Social Security and Well-Being in Germany.
Source:
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Working Paper 12303., 2006, USA

Investigation

Public:
50-65 aged, West-Germany, followed 18 years, 1984-2002
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 10000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Yearly

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:
Subjective Well-being
Page in publication:
10,13,25

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Social security expenditures Social security in nation
Trend in special publics
Retirement Change in retirement status
Age difference among elderly
Current status: retired or not
Early retirement
Retirement Change in retirement status
Time since retirement
Age at retirement
Early retirement