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Studies

Stevenson & Wolfers (2008): study JP 1958

Publication

Author(s):
Stevenson, B.; Wolfers, J.
Title:
Economic Growth and Subjective Well-being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox.
Source:
Brooking Papers on Economic Activity, 2008, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Japan, 1958-2007
Survey name:
Survey series: findings of which are listed in World Database of Happiness
Sample:
Varied Probability
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Various questions on satisfaction with life as-a-whole, rated on 10 or 11 step numeral scales. 10 step variants stretched to range 0-10
Classification:
O-SLW---sq-nt-11-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change GDP/capita Economic growth/decline in nation
Trend in general public