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Studies

Easterlin (2005a): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.
Title:
Feeding the Illusion of Growth and Happiness: A Reply to Hagerty and Veenhoven.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 74, 429 - 443

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, USA, 1972-2002
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 60000
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
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
431

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Trend happiness and GDP/capita Trend in general public
Gross National Product