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Table 7 Summary statistics, GB, waves 6-10 and UK, waves 12-18 (across 1996/97-2008/09)

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

  (1) (2) (3)
  All <45 > = 45
Life-Satisfaction 5.23 (1.29) 5.15 (1.21) 5.31 (1.36)
Age 45.57 (18.38) 30.66 (8.32) 61.52 (11.53)
Household income 2715.10 (2155.56) 3060.37 (2102.17) 2345.82 (2066.91)
Comparison income 2680.10 (886.50) 3060.16 ( 622.30) 2273.61 (944.73)
N 153189 79168 74021
  1. See Table 1. Life satisfaction measures self-reported life-satisfaction on a 7-point scale. Household income measures real household income, using the Consumer Prices Index as deflator. Comparison income measures the average real household income within a reference group (Age (-3/+6), Sex, Education (2 categories), Regions (3 categories)) to which the respondent belongs. Source: BHPS.