Findings on happiness in DiTella & MacCulloch (2006): study XZ Germany West 1985 /1

Author(s)DiTella, R.; MacCulloch, R.J.
TitleSome Uses of Happiness Data in Economics.
SourceJournal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, Vol. 20, 25 - 46
PublicEmployed females, Germany 1985-2000
Survey nameNot available
 German Socia-Economic Panel (GSOEP)
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Employed females selected from general population sample. Pooled yearly waves 1985-2000.
Respondents N =14000
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

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Average income in stateN04ab01Economic affluence in nation
Personal incomeI01ab01Personal income
Unemployment rateN04ab02bUnemployment in nation