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Table 23 East Germany, SOEP, 2000-2010

From: Testing the tunnel effect: comparison, age and happiness in UK and German panels

  (1) (2)
  Pooled OLS Fixed effects
Interacted Model, full sample   
Household income 0.61*** 0.35***
  (22.50) (8.84)
Household income* 45+ 0.33*** 0.09*
  (8.80) (1.73)
Comparison income 0.32** 0.31
  (1.99) (1.46)
Comparison income* 25-34 −0.06 −0.23
  (−0.31) (−0.90)
Comparison income* 35-44 −0.04 −0.16
  (−0.20) (−0.63)
Comparison income* 45-54 −0.35** −0.35
  (−1.96) (−1.39)
Comparison income* 55-64 −0.67*** −0.65**
  (−3.62) (−2.50)
Comparison income* 65-74 −0.21 −0.24
  (−0.98) (−0.79)
Comparison income* 75+ −0.01 −0.33
Observations 56,456 56,456
Number of persons 8,932 8,932
Adj. R-squared 0.225 0.0592
  1. Dependent variable: Life-Satisfaction. In addition to the variables listed in Tables 4 and 6, controls for interactions of all explanatory variables with a dummy for being older than 44 are included. Reference group of age groups: 18–24. ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *p < 0.1.