Findings on happiness in Easterlin (2014a): study CN 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, China, 1990-2007
Collect period1990-2007
Survey nameWVS: combined waves
 Waves 1990,1995, 2001 and 2007
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =200000
 200000 persons per year/wave
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: in general …taking all together (full text not reported) 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication2,20
RemarksMean life satisfaction 2007
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Political changeN12NATION: POLITICS
Political changeE03ab01aTrend in general public, also classified as above ↑