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Studies

Sacks et al. (2010): study ZZ Europe 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Sacks, D.W.; Stevenson, B.; Wolfers, J.
Title:
Subjective well-being, income, economic development and growth.
Source:
Working Paper 2010-28, FRBSF, 2010, San Francisco, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, 31 countries, 1973-2008
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 150000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single  question:

On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead?
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
-  Don't know
Classification:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Economic growth Economic growth/decline in nation GDP Gnp per capita (raw)