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

Publication
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
URLhttp://www.iwh-halle.de/d/publik/wiwa/16-99-3.pdf
Investigation
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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Age groupsA04abCurrent age (in years)
UnemploymentR01ab10Region in Germany
UnemploymentE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑