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Studies

Veenhoven (1989b): study ZZ EU 9 1975

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:
15+ aged, general public, EU 9 member states, Western Europe, 1975-1986
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 12996
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in GNP in % Purchasing power (`real' gnp pc)