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Ball & Chernova (2008): study ZZ 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Ball, R.E.; Chernova, K.
Title:
Absolute Income, Relative Income, and Happiness.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 88, 497 - 529

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 42 nations, 1995-1997
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 60000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Remarks:
range: 3,73-8,42
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.35
SD:
1.24

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding relative income Relative income
Household income
Income per capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)