Findings on happiness in Easterlin (1974): study US 1946

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
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1946
Collect period4
Survey nameUS-AIPO 369
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =3151
Non Response0
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 happy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-3-I
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication109
DKNA %1.0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.297.22
Standard deviation0.642.01

Scores in123
%10.050.039.0