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Studies

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

Publication

Author(s):
Frijters, P.; Haisken-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 = 3086
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:
Mean for 1991.
Page in publication:
731
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:
5.96

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Married vs never married
Number of childeren Number of children
Dependent persons in household
Disability Disability
Handicapped persons in household
Employment status Current employment status
Not in labour force
Full-time vs part-time
Unemployed involuntary
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 happiness in males /females