Findings on happiness in Easterlin (2014a): study ZZ Developing nations 1990

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleLife Satisfaction in the Transition from Socialism to Capitalism.
SourceClark, A.E.;Ed.:" Happiness and Economic Growth: Lessons from Developing Countries", Oxford Scholarship Online: 2015, 1 - 24
DOIdoi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723653.003.0002
Public18+ aged, general public, urban areas, developing nations, 1990-2010
 Urban public
Collect period1990-2010
Survey nameWorld Values Survey 1990-2010
 All 1990 surveys were executed after the fall of socialism, with the exception of China.
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 WVS data for China are disproportionally urban.
Respondents N =7000
 Estimated total N of 4 nations involved. Separate annual waves of respective nations, See WVS for details.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksAnnual waves of World Value Survey
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 publication2
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Change in income distributionE03ab01biTrend happiness in income groups
Change in income distributionE03ab01aTrend in general public, also classified as above ↑