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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 =
Non Response
n.a.
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, 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

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 Relative income
Income level in vicinity
Discrepancy between relative income and current income Relative income
Income level in vicinity