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Vendrik (2013): study DE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Vendrik, M.
Title:
Adaptation, Anticipation and Social Interaction in Happiness: An Integrated Error-correction Approach.
Source:
Journal of Public Economics, 2013, Vol. 105, 131 - 149

Investigation

Public:
27-59 aged general public, (West-)Germany, followed at least 6 years,1984-2007
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 60984
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
Author's label:
self reported happiness
Page in publication:
136
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.12 7.12
SD:
1.76 1.76

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Household income
Later level of income
Earlier level of income
Change in income level
Reference income Average income of similar people in nation Effects of household income Household income Effects of reference income Relative to similar people Absolute effects of household income Household income