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Studies

Sacks et al. (2010): study ZZ World samples 1981

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, 79 nations, 1981-2004
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 300000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding GDP/capita Economic growth/decline in nation Log GDP Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) Real GDP/capita Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc) GDP Gross National Product