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Studies

Pfaff & Hirata (2013): study DE West Germany 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Pfaff, T.; Hirata, J.
Title:
Testing the Easterlin Hypothesis with Panel Data: The Dynamic Relationship between Life Satisfaction and Economic Growth in Germany and in the UK.
Source:
ZWb Econstor Conference Paper, M√ľnster, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, (West-)Germany, followed 24 years,1984-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 318346
Non Response:
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
Page in publication:
11
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:
7.08 7.08
SD:
1.85 1.85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Household income
Change in income level
Regional GDP Economic growth/decline in region
GDP in region