Findings on happiness in Gray (2014): study DE 2002

Author(s)Gray, D.
TitleFinancial Concerns and Overall Life Satisfaction: A Joint Modelling Approach.
SourceSheffield Economic Research Paper Series, 2014, No. 2014008
PublicHeads of households, Germany, 2002, 2007
Last assesment2007
Survey nameDE-SOEP
 German Socio-Economic Panel survey
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =7712
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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 labelOverall life satistaction
Page in publication6
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.751.75

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab03Educational specialization
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
Employment statusR14abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Financial concernsC09ab02Specific concerns
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Household IncomeI01ab03Household income
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
Net WealthP12ab01Total wealth
Never married/Widow/DivorcedM02aa01Married vs never married
Total assetsP12abCurrent possessions