Stutzer & Frey (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984
- Stutzer, A.; Frey, B.S.
- Does Marriage Make People Happy, or do Happy People Get Married.
- The Journal of Socio-Economics, 2006, Vol. 35, 326 - 347
- 15+ aged, general public West Germany, 1984-2000
- Non-probability purposive sample
- N = 15268
- Non Response
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report 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
0 totally unsatisfied
Married vs separated
Formally-married vs living-as-married
Current employment status
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Current parental status
Time since first child