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Studies

Fitzroy et al. (2013): study DE 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Fitzroy, F.; Nolan, M.; Steinhardt, M. F.
Title:
Testing the Tunnel Effect: Comparison, Age and Happiness in UK and German Panels.
Source:
IZA DP No. 7452, 2013, Hull, United Kingdom.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Germany, 2000-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 212650
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
Remarks:
West-Germany:  7.14 (1.74)
East-Germany: 6.55 (1.78)
Page in publication:
6

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Change in income level Comparison income Relative to similar people Age Young versus old