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Studies

Ferrer-i-Carbonell (2005): study DE 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Ferrer-i-Carbonell, A.
Title:
Income and Well-Being: An emperical Analysis of the Comparison Income Effect.
Source:
Journal of Public Economics, 2005, Vol. 89, 997 - 1019

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Germany, 1992-1997
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 16000
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
Page in publication:
1002
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:
6.88 6.88

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Family income Change in income level Reference group income Relative to nation
Relative to similar people
Summed effects Socio-demographic factors only