Findings on happiness in Alesina et al. (2005): study DE 1990

Author(s)Alesina, A.; Glaeser, E.; Sacerdote, B.
TitleWork and leisure in the U.S. and Europe: Why so Different?
SourceWorking Paper no 11278, NBER Working Paper Series, 2005, Cambridge, USA.
Publicemployed heads of household, Germany, followed 10 years from 1990-2000
Last assesment2000
Survey nameDE-SOEP 1990
 GSOEP, German survey
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Employed heads of households selected for general population sample
Respondents N =38558
 in 1990: 11543 Germans, 2429 Non-Germans in 2000: 22232 Germans, 2354 Non-Germans
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publicationtable 14
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.771.77

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Weeks of Vacationshow  Current leisure time
Weeks of Vacationshow  Work hours, also classified as above ↑