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Studies

Cheung (2018): study DE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Cheung, C.K.
Title:
Income Redistribution Predicts Greater Life Satisfaction Across Individual, National, and Cultural Characteristics
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2018, Vol 115, 867 - 882

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Germany followed 30 years 1984 - 2013
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 1992-2012
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 4484400
Non Response:
183108 observations excluded because of incomplete data.
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 satisfaction, study 1 and 2
Page in publication:
18

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Years of Education Years schooling Number of Household Adults Number of persons in household Number of Household Children Living with children
Children in the household
Post-Government (disposable) Household Income net income
Change in income level
Tax and Welfare (change income due to government tranfers) net income
Change in income level
Change in source of income
Net Gini (regional income inequalityafter Taxation and Transfers) Inequality of income in region
Change income inequality in region
Income Redistribution (in region) Change in income redistribution in region
Redistribution of incomes in region