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Studies

Easterlin & Angelescu McVey (2009): study ZZ World samples 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.; Angelescu McVey, L.
Title:
Happiness and Growth the World Over: Time Series Evidence on the Happiness-Income Paradox.
Source:
Discussion Paper IZA, No. 4060, 2009, Berlin, Germany

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, World samples, 1981-2004
Survey name:
INT-WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 195
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
3

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Per capita GDP Gnp per capita (raw) Annual growth of GDP Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline