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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 = 48000
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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 Economic affluence in nation Median male income Economic affluence in nation Median male earnings Economic affluence in nation Mean hourly wage Economic affluence in nation