Findings on happiness in Stevenson & Wolfers (2008): study JP 1958

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, Japan, 1958-2007
Last assesment2007
Survey nameSurvey series: findings of which are listed in World Database of Happiness
SampleVaried Probability
Respondents N =100000
 15 surveys, with about 7000 participants each
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question Various questions on satisfaction with life as-a-whole, rated on 10 or 11 step numeral scales. 10 step variants stretched to range 0-10
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Change GDP/capitaN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation
Change GDP/capitaE03ab01aTrend in general public, also classified as above ↑