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Studies

Clark & Etile (2009): study DE 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Clark, A.E.; Etile, F.
Title:
Happy House: spousal Weight and individual Well-being.
Source:
Working Paper no. 2010-07, Paris School of Economics, 2010, Paris, France.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Germany, 2002,2004,2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 19899
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
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Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole right now?
0  very dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  very satisfied

Combined with score on the same question rated on scale 1-10
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-nt-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
12

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Own body weight Body Mass Index (BMI) Spousal weight weight of spouse