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Studies

Easterlin (2014a): study DE East Germany 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.
Title:
Life Satisfaction in the Transition from Socialism to Capitalism.
Source:
Clark, A.E.;Ed.:" Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries", Oxford Scholarship Online: 2015, 1 - 24

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, East-Germany 1990-2006
Survey name:
INT-WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 200000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0  dissatisfied
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10 satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Trends in income before and after the fall of socialism Trend average happiness in income groups