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Studies

Veenhoven & Vergunst (2014): study ZZ World samples 1946

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.; Vergunst, F.
Title:
The Easterlin Illusion: Economic growth does go with Greater Happiness.
Source:
Int. Journal Happiness and Development, 2014, Vol. 1, 311 - 343

Investigation

Public:
Adult general population 67 nations followed 10 to 40 years 1946 to 2011
Survey name:
Survey series: findings of which are listed in World Database of Happiness
Sample:
Varied Probability
Respondents:
N = 3000000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods
Mostly face-to-face interviews

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreports on various single questions combined

Questions  type
-  O-HL   3-step
                 4-step verbal
                 5-step verbal
- O-SL     2-step verbal
                 3-step verbal
                 4 step verbal
                 5-step verbal
                 7-step numeral
                 10-step numeral
                 11-step numeral
- C-BW    11-step numeral

All average responses transformed to a common 0-10 scale
Classification:
M-CO-*-sq-nvt-11-a
Author's label:
happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Economic growth Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline Change average happiness Trend average happiness in general public