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Studies

Easterlin et al. (2010): study ZZ World samples 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.; Angelescu McVey, L.; Sawangfa, O.; Smith Zweig, J.; Switek, M.
Title:
The Happiness-Income Paradox Revisited.
Source:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2010, Vol. 107, 22463 - 22468

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, 37 nations followed 12-34 years, 1971-2005
Survey name:
INT-WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 240000
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
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7
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9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP/capita Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline