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Studies

Knabe & Rätzel (2010): study DE 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Knabe, A.; Rätzel, S.
Title:
Income, Happiness, and the Disutility of Labor.
Source:
Economics Letters, 2010, Vol. 107, 77 - 79

Investigation

Public:
18-65 aged working couples, Germany, followed 7 years, 1999-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 16937
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0  dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Personal income
Income of spouse
Weekly working hours Work hours Age Current age (in years) Health Global health rating
Physical health of spouse