Findings on happiness in Guven & Hoxha (2015): study DE 1993

Author(s)Guven, C.; Hoxha, I.
TitleRain or Shine: Happiness and Risk-Taking.
SourceThe Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2015, Vol. 57, 1 - 10
Public16+ aged, Germany, 1993-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameDE-SOEP
 Years not reported
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =128510
 Summed sample size males and females
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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication3,8
Finding used in
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