Findings on happiness in Lang (1999): study DE 1997

Author(s)Lang, C.
TitleOstdeutsche Befindlichkeiten ein Jahrzehnt nach der Wende - Ambivalente Spuren des Umbruchs. (Attitudes in East Germany 10 Years after Reunification).
SourceWirtschaft im Wandel, 1999, Vol. 16, 4 - 9
Public20-24 and 40-44 aged, Germany, 1997
Survey nameNot available
 German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), wave 1997
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =1639
 East Germany: 20-24 aged N = 279, 40-44 aged N = 390 West Germany: 20-24 aged N = 364, 40-44 aged N = 606
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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

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Age groupsshow  Current age (in years)
Unemploymentshow  Region in Germany
Unemploymentshow  Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑