Findings on happiness in Fischer (2008): study US 1972

Author(s)Fischer, C.S.
TitleWhat Wealth-Happiness Paradox? A Short Note on the American Case.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2008, Vol. 9, 219 - 226
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972-2004
Collect period1972-2004
Last assesment2004
Survey nameCN-GSS 2003
 General Social Survey
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Pooled probability samples
Respondents N =48000
 24 waves of about 2000
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Page in publication2
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Change GDP per capitaN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation
Mean hourly wageN04ab01Economic affluence in nation
Median household incomeN04ab01Economic affluence in nation
Median male earningsN04ab01Economic affluence in nation
Median male incomeN04ab01Economic affluence in nation