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Studies

Frijters et al. (2004a): study DE 1991 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Frijters, P.; DeNew, J.P.; Shields, M.A.
Title:
Money does Matter! Evidence from Increasing Real Income and Life Satisfaction in East Germany following Reunification.
Source:
The American Economic Review, 2004, Vol. 94, 730 - 740

Investigation

Public
21-64 aged general public, East Germany, 1991-2001
Survey name
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
Mean for 1991.
Page in publication:
731

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Married (vs never married)
Married (vs divorced)
Married (vs separated)
Never married (vs widowed)
Number of childeren Number of children
Dependent persons in household
Disability Handicapped persons in household
Disability
Employment status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Full-time vs part-time
Not in labor force
In/out maternity leave
Houshold income Change in income level Living on the border of East/West Germany Region in Germany Differences in income Change in income level Means Sex: male (vs female)
Trend average happiness in males /females