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Studies

Guven (2009b): study DE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Guven, C.
Title:
Weather and Financial Risk-Taking: Is Happiness the Channel?
Source:
SOEP Paper No. 218, 2009, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, households' heads, Germany, 1984-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 21000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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:
Happiness
Page in publication:
9

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Regional sunshine Climate Investment behavior Savings
Debts
Insurances
Smoking Use of tobacco Desire to move (to another state in Germany) Want to move Health status Self-perceived health Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Labor force status Current employment status
Full-time vs part-time
Involved in schooling or not
Education Level of school-education
Educational specialization
School drop out
Involved in schooling or not
Income Current income level (unspecified) Household size Number of persons in household Age Current age (in years) Children Number of children Gender Sex (male vs female) Satisfaction with work Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with housework Satisfaction with household activities Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with environment Satisfaction with natural environment Satisfaction with dwelling Satisfaction with housing Spouse in native country Living with spouse