Findings on happiness in Easterlin & Angelescu McVey (2009): study ZZ World samples 1981

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.; Angelescu McVey, L.
TitleHappiness and Growth the World Over: Time Series Evidence on the Happiness-Income Paradox.
SourceDiscussion Paper IZA, No. 4060, 2009, Berlin, Germany
Public18+ aged, general public, World samples, 1981-2004
Last assesment2004
 Wave 1-4 of WVS
Survey nameWVS: combined waves
 Pooled data from WVS 1-4: 195 pooled observations from 89 countries
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =195
 Nation observations
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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication3
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Annual growth of GDPN04aa02aEconomic growth/decline in nation
Per capita GDPN04ab01aGnp per capita (raw)