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Correlational findings

Study Easterlin (2005c): study JP 1958

Public:
18+ aged general public, Japan, 1958-1987
Survey name:
Survey series: findings of which are listed in World Database of Happiness
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 60000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Real GDP/capita
Our Classification
Operationalization
Real gdp/capita

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW---sq-nt-7-a b = +.07 ns AVERAGE happiness by Real GDP/pc in Japan

The figure below contrasts the cross-national pattern of wealth/happiness observed in the 1980's with the change in average happiness over time in Japan (which experiuende much economic growth over these years)