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Studies

Deaton (2008): study ZZ 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Deaton, A.
Title:
Income, Health and Wellbeing around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll.
Source:
Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2008, Vol. 22, 53 - 72

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 132 countries, 2006
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 132000
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
55

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Economic affluence in nation Growth rate of GDP 2000-2003 Economic growth/decline in nation Life expectancy Life-expectancy in the nation Change in life expectancy Life-expectancy in the nation Life satisfaction O-SL by C-BW Growth rate of GDP 1990-2000 Economic growth/decline in nation