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Studies

Luechinger (2007): study DE 1985

Publication

Author(s):
Luechinger, S.
Title:
Valuing Air Quality Using the Life Satisfaction Approach.
Source:
Paper, International Conference, Policies for Happiness, 2007, Siena, Italy.

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Germany, followed 19 years, 1985-2003
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 33864
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.07 7.07
SD:
1.75 1.75

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Pollution Environmental quality
Local pollution