Findings on happiness in Graham (2005): study US 1972

Author(s)Graham, C.
TitleInsights on Development from the Economics of Happiness.
SourceThe World Bank Research Observer, 2005, Vol. 20, 201 - 231
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972-98
Collect period1972-1998
Last assesment1998
Survey nameCN-GSS 2003
 General Social Survey 1972-1998
SampleSelection from probability samples
Respondents N =24128
Non ResponseNot available
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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Current occupationO01abCurrent occupation
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health indexH14ab02Self-perceived health
Log incomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
RaceE04ab03tEthnic status in the USA
Years of educationE01ab01Years schooling