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Studies

Fischer (2008): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Fischer, C.S.
Title:
What Wealth-Happiness Paradox? A Short Note on the American Case.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2008, Vol. 9, 219 - 226

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972-2004
Survey name
CN-GSS 2003
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
not reported
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Page in publication:
2

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change GDP per capita Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline Median household income Personal income in nation Median male income Average income of similar people in nation Median male earnings Average income of similar people in nation
Change average income in nation
Mean hourly wage Personal income in nation
Change minimum wage in nation
Change average income in nation
Personal labor income