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Studies

Pannenberg & Goerke (2013): study DE 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Pannenberg, M.; Goerke, L.
Title:
Direct Evidence on Income Comparisons and Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
EconStor ZBW Conference Paper, No. F03-V2, 2013, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
17-65 aged general public, Germany, 2008-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1031
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

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
Page in publication:
4

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income comparison intensity Relative to similar people
Income comparisons
Perceived relative gross income Relative to similar people
Income comparisons
Montly household income Household income