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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 Economic growth/decline in nation 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