Findings on happiness in Clark et al. (2015): study DE 1992

Author(s)Clark, A.E.; ~Angus Reid, ; D'Ambrosio, C.; Ghislandi, S.
TitlePoverty Profiles and Well-Being: Panel Evidence from Germany.
SourceSOEP Papers, 2015, no. 739, 1 - 29
Public16+ aged general public, Germany, followed 14 years; 1992-2012
Last assesment2012
Survey nameDE-SOEP 1992-2012
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Pooled samples
Respondents N =368000
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
Page in publication10
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.79

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Povertyshow  Earlier level of income
Povertyshow  Household income , also classified as above ↑
Povertyshow  `objective` poverty, also classified as above ↑