Findings on happiness in Stevenson & Wolfers (2008): study ZZ Europe 1973

Author(s)Stevenson, B.; Wolfers, J.
TitleEconomic Growth and Subjective Well-being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox.
SourceBrooking Papers on Economic Activity, 2008, Washington DC, USA
Public18+ aged general public, Europe, 1973-2007
Last assesment2007
Survey nameEU-Eurobarometer combined waves
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1210000
 139 country/wave observations, with about 1500 participants in each survey
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead? 4 very satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not at all satisfied - Don't know
Page in publicationTable 4
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy
Page in publicationTable 4
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Change GPD/capita first differencesN04aa02gEconomic growth/decline in nation
GDP/capita: levelN04ab01bPurchasing power (`real' gnp pc)
Trend lifesatisfaction in EUE03ab01aTrend in general public