Findings on happiness in Knies (2012): study DE 2004

Author(s)Knies, G.
TitleIncome Comparisons among Neighbours and Satisfaction in East and West Germany.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2012, Vol. 106, 471 - 489
DOIDoi: 10.1007/s11205-011-9818-5
Public17+ aged, general public, Germany, 2004+2005
Collect period2004
Last assesment2005
Last collect period2005
Survey nameDE-SOEP 2004
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Pooled samples 2004 and 2005
Respondents N =22000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication7
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Neighborhood incomeshow  Income level in vinicity
West and East Germanyshow  Region in Germany