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Studies

Saris (2001b): study DE 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Saris, W.E.
Title:
The Relationship between Income and Satisfaction: The Effect of Measurement Error and Suppressor Variables.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2001, Vol. 53, 117 - 136

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged general public, Germany, followed 4 years, 1990-1994
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 3500
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Household income
Earlier level of income
Later level of income