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Studies

DiTella & MacCulloch (2008): study ZZ Western nations 1975

Publication

Author(s):
DiTella, R.; MacCulloch, R.J.
Title:
Gross National Happiness as an Answer to the Easterlin Paradox?
Source:
Journal of Development Economics, 2008, Vol. 86, 22 - 42

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, OECD Nations, 1975-1997
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 371149
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

In general, would you say that you are satisfied with your life?
Would you say that you are
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
29

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP per Capita Purchasing power (`real' GNP pc) GDP Growth Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline Life expectancy Life-expectancy in the nation SOx emissions Environmental quality Hours worked Work hours
Time spend on work
Crime rate Crime on nation Divorce rate Divorce rate in nation Inflation rate Inflation in nation Unemployment rate Unemployment in nation Openness Openness of economy in nation Unemployment benefits Social security in nation Personal income postion Relative to income of compatriots Employment state Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Unemployed involuntary
Current status: retired or not
Involved in schooling or not
Self employed
Moved out of workforce
Employed
Male Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Marital status Married vs never married
Never married (vs widowed)
Nevermarried (vs separated)
Never married (vs co-habiting
Education Level of school-education Size of community Community size