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Studies

DiTella & MacCulloch (2006): study US 1975

Publication

Author(s):
DiTella, R.; MacCulloch, R.J.
Title:
Some Uses of Happiness Data in Economics.
Source:
Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, Vol. 20, 25 - 46

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, USA, 1975-1997
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 25000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP per Capita Purchasing power of average citizen in nation
Trend in general public