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Pfeifer (2013): study DE 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Pfeifer, C.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and the Consumption Values of Partners and Friends: Empirical Evidence from German Panel Survey Data.
Source:
Economics Bulletin, 2013, Vol. 33, 3131 - 3142

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged general public, Germany, followed 5 years, 2003-2008
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 9972
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:
3134
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:
7.00
SD:
1.71

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Serious/permanent partnership Married state (compared to non-married states) Number of close friends Number of close friends Montly net household income Change in income level Number of persons in household Number of persons in household German citizen Current nation of residence Age Current age (in years) Subjective health status Global health rating Employment status Current employment status Education Earlier educational level
Level of school-education