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Studies

Easterlin & Plagnol (2008): study DE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.; Plagnol, A.C.
Title:
Life satisfaction and economic conditions in East and West Germany pre- and post-unification.
Source:
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 68, 433-444.

Investigation

Public:
16-65 aged general public, Germany, followed 1-21 years, 1984-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 294528
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
Remarks:
Own calculation
Page in publication:
433, 40 (appendix)
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:
6.55

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding East- vs. West-Germany Region in Germany Foreigners Ever migrated or not