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Studies

Easterlin et al. (2011): study ZZ 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.; Angelescu McVey, L.; Zweig, J.S.
Title:
The Impact of Modern Economic Growth on Urban-Rural Differences in Subjective Well-Being
Source:
World Development, 2011, Vol. 39, 2187 - 2198,

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged general public, 80 countries,2005-2008
Survey name:
INT-Gallup World Poll combined waves
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 212000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
2189

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Urban-rural difference Rural dwelling (vs urban) Occupation Current occupation