Findings on happiness in Hochman & Skopek (2013): study DE 2006

Author(s)Hochman, O.; Skopek, N.
TitleThe Impact of Wealth on Subjective Well-Being: A Comparison of Three Welfare-State Regimes.
SourceResearch in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2013, Vol. 34, 127 - 141
Public50+ aged general public, Germany, 2006
Survey nameSHARE
 Wave 2. Also held in Sweden and Isreal
SampleSelection from general population sample
Respondents N =2390
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life? 10 completely satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 completely dissatisfied
Author's labelGeneral Life Satisfaction
Page in publication6
RemarksMean Germany: 7,6;
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Debtsshow  Debts
Debts and Wealthshow  Total wealth
Household incomeshow  Household income
Subjective Economic Hardshipshow  Subjective poverty
Subjective Economic Hardshipshow  Sufficiency of current income, also classified as above ↑