Findings on happiness in Easterlin (1974): study MY 1965

Publication
Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleDoes Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence.
SourceDavid, P.A.;Melvin, W.R.;Eds.: "Nations and Households in Economic Growth", Academic Press, 1974, New York, USA, 89 - 125.
Investigation
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, Malaysia, 1965
Survey nameGallupWorldSurvey 3
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =502
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are.....? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not very happy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-3-f
Page in publication107
DKNA %4.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.026.56
Standard deviation0.581.62

Scores in123
%15.064.017.0