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Correlational findings

Study Easterlin (2005c): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged general public, USA, 1972-2000
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 46000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
GDP/capita
Our Classification
Operationalization
Real GDP/capita (log)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a b = +.01 ns AVERAGE happiness by Real GDP/pc in USA

The picture below contrasts the change in happiness expected on the basis of income/happiness correlational with the observed change in happiness over time