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Studies

Headey et al. (2008): study DE 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.; Muffels, R.; Wooden, M.
Title:
Money does not Buy Happiness...Or does it? A Reconsideration Based on the Combined Effects of Wealth, Income and Consumption.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 87, 65 - 82

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Germany 2002
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 9958
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Household income
Total wealth
Equivalised household income / 1000 Household income Net worth Current possessions
Debts
Sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Partnered Steady love-relation
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Living as married
Education (years) Development of one's education In working force Current employment status Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Bad health Symptoms of bad health Not named Socio-demographic + health + social ties