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Guven (2009): study DE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Guven, C.
Title:
Are Happier People better Citizens?
Source:
School Working Papers, Economic Series, SWP 2009/4, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (also SOEP paper no. 199, DIW, 2009, Berlin Germany)

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Germany, 1984
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 1984
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 15397
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:
Self-reported happiness
Remarks:
Panel 1984: Mean 7.4 and SD 2.1; N = 11061
             1993              7.1                 1.8;         5817
             2003              6.7                 1.8;         3273
             2005              6.7                 1.9;         2911
            
Panal   1992             6.9                  1.8;      12121
              2003             6.6                  1.8;       6447
              2005             6.6                  1.9;       5769
Page in publication:
12
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:
7.40
SD:
2.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Education years Years schooling Household size Number of persons in household Log income Household income Children Living with children
Number of children
Female Sex (male vs female) Working Part-time Current employment status
Full-time vs part-time
Tenure (vs flex contracts)
Hours work
Married Married vs divorced Annual doctor visits Current medical consumption