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Studies

Wunder et al. (2009): study DE 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Wunder, C.; Schwarze, J.; Wiencierz, A.
Title:
Well-Being over the Life Span: Semiparametric Evidence from British and German Longitudinal Data.
Source:
SOEP paper, No 179, 2009, Berlin, Grmany

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, Germany, 1986-2007
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 33451
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:
SOEP life satisfaction
Remarks:
Average 1986-2007 without 1990 and 1993  (p.32)
Media 7  Mode 8
Page in publication:
13, 32
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:
6.91 6.91
SD:
1.81 1.81

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Time trend of happiness in age categories
Current age (in years)
Ageing