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Studies

Hagerty & Veenhoven (2003): study ZZ World samples 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Hagerty, M.R.; Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Wealth and Happiness Revisited. Growing National Income Does Go with Greater Happiness.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 64, 1 - 27

Investigation

Public:
Adutl general population in 21 nations, 1972-1996
Survey name:
Survey series: findings of which are listed in World Database of Happiness
Sample:
Varied Probability
Respondents:
N = 9300000
Non Response:
Assessment:

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole right now?
0  very dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  very satisfied

Combined with score on the same question rated on scale 1-10
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-nt-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
8,9

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Average happiness and GDP/capita Trend in general public
Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)