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Studies

Welsch (2002a): study ZZ 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Welsch, H.
Title:
Preferences over Prosperity and Pollution: Environmental Valuation based on Happiness Surveys.
Source:
Kyklos, 2002, Vol. 55, 473 - 494

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 54 nations, 1990s
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 75000
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Median=2,806 Range=2,068-3,240

Responses to this type of question (1+4a) taken from World Database of Happiness. If data was available for more than 1 year, the year closest to 1995 was taken
Page in publication:
490
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.76 6.90
SD:
0.32

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Air pollutants Environmental quality Water pollutants Environmental quality Rationality Specialization in nation
% higher educated in nation