Findings on happiness in Knabe & Rätzel (2010): study DE 1999

Author(s)Knabe, A.; Rätzel, S.
TitleIncome, Happiness, and the Disutility of Labor.
SourceEconomics Letters, 2010, Vol. 107, 77 - 79
Public18-65 aged working couples, Germany, followed 7 years, 1999-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameDE-SOEP combined waves
 SOEP 1999-2006
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =16937
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Healthshow  Global health rating
Healthshow  Physical health of spouse, also classified as above ↑
Incomeshow  Income of spouse
Incomeshow  Personal income, also classified as above ↑
Weekly working hoursshow  Work hours