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Studies

Stutzer (2004): study CH 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Stutzer, A.
Title:
The Role of Income Aspirations in Individual Happiness.
Source:
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2004, Vol. 54, 89 - 109

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 1992-94
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 4462
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
1  completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
27
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.24 8.04
SD:
1.69 1.88

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Household income Aspiration level (self reported) Income aspirations Minimum required income Income aspirations Discrepancy between aspirations (self reported) and income Income aspirations
Realization of income goals
Relative income Income level in vinicity
Relative income
Discrepancy between relative income and current income Relative income
Income level in vinicity