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Studies

Easterlin (1995): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.
Title:
Will Raising the Incomes of All Increase the Happiness of All?
Source:
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1995, Vol. 27, 35 - 47

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, USA followed bi annually, 1972-1991
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 32000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Page in publication:
38

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP/capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)