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Clark (2015): study DE 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Clark, A.E.
Title:
SWB as a Measure of Individual Well-Being.
Source:
Hal Archives, 2015, Pse Working Papers, No 2015-11, 1 - 45, Paris, France

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, followed 10 years, Germany, 1992-2012
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 1992-2012
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 368000
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 satisfaction
Page in publication:
10,23
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:
7.00 7.00
SD:
1.81 1.81

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex Sex (male vs female) Poverty `objective` poverty Past poverty Earlier sufficiency of income