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Studies

Pouwels et al. (2008): study DE 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Pouwels, B.; Siegers, J.J.; Vlasblom, J.D.
Title:
Income, Working Hours, and Happiness.
Source:
Economic Letters, 2008, Vol. 99, 72 - 74

Investigation

Public:
18-65 aged, couples, neither unemployed nor disabled, Germany, 1999
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2698
Non Response:
n.a.
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
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
73

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Own yearly net labour income Personal income Partner's net yearly labour income. Income of spouse Product of own and partner's net yearly income Household income Weekly working hours Hours work