Wunder (2008): study DE 1985
- Wunder, C.
- Adaptation to Income over Time: A Weak Point of Subjective Well-Being.
- SOEP Paper no 130, 2008, DIW, Berlin, Germany
- 18+ aged general public, Germany, followed 21 years, 1985-2006
- Survey name:
- DE-SOEP combined waves
- Probability multi-stage cluster sample
- N = 23757
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
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
Earlier level of income
Getting in job training
Change from rent to owner