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Studies

Headey & Headey (2003): study DE 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.; Headey, D.
Title:
German Reunification: Welfare Gains and Losses East and West.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 64, 107 - 138

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Germany, 1990-1997
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 10000
Non Response:
± 40%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Face-to-face interviews and additional questionnaire

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
Remarks:
                 1990      1992        1997

East             6.9         6.1           6.3
West            7.3         7.3           6.9
Page in publication:
111

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Life satisfaction Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)
ERA (temporal period)
Income quintiles Current income level (unspecified) Age of Household Head Young versus old Male and female headed households Sex (male vs female)