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Studies

Land et al. (2017): study US 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Land, K.C.; Lamb, V. L.; Zang, E.
Title:
Objective and Subjective Indices of Well-Being: Resolving the Easterlin Happiness-Income Paradox
Source:
Brulé G. and Maggino M. (Eds.): "Metrics of Subjective Well-Being: Limits and Improvements" 2017, Springer, Cham, Swiss, 223-235

Investigation

Public:
High school seniors, USA, 1976-2012
Survey name:
Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF)
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 60000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
7  completely satisfied
6  quite satisfied
5  somewhat satisfied
4  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3  somewhat dissatisfied
2  quite dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
231

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Family income Trend average happiness in age groups
Change in income level
Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline