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Studies

Guven & Hoxha (2015): study DE 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Guven, C.; Hoxha, I.
Title:
Rain or Shine: Happiness and Risk-Taking.
Source:
The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2015, Vol. 57, 1 - 10

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, Germany, 1993-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 128510
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:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
3,8