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Studies

Winkelmann (2004): study XZ Germany West 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Winkelmann, R.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being and the Family: Results from an Ordered Probit Model with Miultiple Random Effects.
Source:
Empirical Economics, 2005, Vol. 30, 749 - 761

Investigation

Public:
Parents and their 16+ aged children, West-Germany, followed from 1984 to 1997
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1309
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
With all household members

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:
subjective well-being
Page in publication:
14

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being among spouses Happiness of spouse
Characteristics of family-members (earlier for adults)
Happiness of spouse
Interdependence long-term subjective well-being parents/children Happiness of one's children
Happiness of parents
Happiness of children
Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being among siblings Happiness of siblings
Happiness of sibblings
Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being in a family Characteristics of family-members (earlier for adults)