Findings on happiness in Easterlin et al. (2010): study ZZ World samples 1971

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.; Angelescu McVey, L.; Sawangfa, O.; Smith Zweig, J.; Switek, M.
TitleThe Happiness-Income Paradox Revisited.
SourceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2010, Vol. 107, 22463 - 22468
Public18+ aged general public, 37 nations followed 12-34 years, 1971-2005
Last assesment2005
Survey nameWVS: combined waves
 World Values Survey, European Values Study
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Probability samples in nations; non-probability sample of nations
Respondents N =240000
 37 nations; number of nation/year observations not reported, but at least 74 and probably about 120. Participants in each survey abour 2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
GDP/capitaN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation