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Studies

Graham (2005): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Graham, C.
Title:
Insights on Development from the Economics of Happiness.
Source:
The World Bank Research Observer, 2005, Vol. 20, 201 - 231

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972-98
Survey name:
CN-GSS 2003
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 24128
Non Response:
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Log income Current income level (unspecified) Years of education Years schooling Race Ethnic status in the USA Current occupation Current occupation Health index Self-perceived health