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Studies

Easterlin (2005c): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.
Title:
Diminishing Marginal Utility of Income? A Caveat.
Source:
Social Indicators Research; 70: 243-255

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, USA, 1972-2000
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 46000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP/capita Trend in general public
Economic growth/decline in nation