- Adults, general public, 28 countries, 1965-1985
- N = 30000
- Non Response
- Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
- Authors's Label
- Income equality
- Our Classification
- Related specification variables
- Inter quintil variation, expressed in Gini-coefficients (Van Dam, 1988).
Observed Relation with Happiness
rich countries r= +.54
not-so-rich countries r= -.48
Correlation between income equality and inequality in happiness. Inequality in happiness measured by standard deviation (adjusted for possible variation given the average level of happiness in the nation).
all countries r= +.55
rich countries r= +.61
not-so-rich countries r= +.58