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Studies

Headey & Krause (1994): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.; Krause, P.
Title:
Inequalities of Income, Health and Happiness: The Stratification Paradigm and Alternatives.
Source:
Paper presented at the 13th World Congress of Sociology, 1994, Bielefeld, Germany

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, West Germany, 1984-1991
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 9114
Non Response:
0
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:
17

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Father's occupational prestige Parents occupation Father's education Parents education Own education Years schooling Equivalent income Household income
Earlier income
Later income
Health Earlier physical health
Later physical health
Current general health status
Happiness 84 / Happiness 91 Recent happiness (< 1 year ago) Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years)