Findings on happiness in Börsch-Supan & Jürgens (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984 /1

Author(s)Börsch-Supan, A.; Jürgens, G.
TitleEarly Retirement, Social Security and Well-Being in Germany.
SourceNational Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Working Paper 12303., 2006, USA
Public25+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1984-2002
 West-Germany was a separate nation before 1990 and became a region in reunited Germany after 1990
Survey nameNot available
 German Welfare Surveys
SampleSelection from general population sample
Respondents N =2000
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 labelSubjective well-being
Page in publication32
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Social security expendituresshow  Social security in nation