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Studies

Veenhoven (1989b): study ZZ 1965

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
National Wealth and Individual Happiness.
Source:
Grunert, K.G.;Olander, F.;Eds.: "Understanding Economic Behavior", Kluwer Academic, 1989, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 9 - 32

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 9 nations, 1965
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 10781
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are...?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ab
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.13 5.67
SD:
0.02 0.11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Real GNP per head 1961 Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)