- 18+ aged, general public, 67 nations, 1995-2002
- N = 70000
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- Income inequality
- Our Classification
- Income inequality (Gini)
Observed Relation with Happiness
'Poor' is lowest 33%, 'rich highest 33% in self rated income position.
Dependent variable: the DIFFERENCE in AVERAGE life satisfaction between the richest people (33% richest) and poorest people (33% poorest) in 67 nations. Average difference on 1-10-scale: 0,43; SD = 0,34; calculated on the basis of World Values Surveys (Inglehart et al. 2004).
-GDP per capita
The greater income inequality in a nation, the bigger the difference in happiness between poor and rich (but not significantly).
This relation is reversed among rich and democratic nations (and significantly negative)