Findings on happiness in Easterlin (1974): study US 1970

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleDoes Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence.
SourceDavid, P.A.;Melvin, W.R.;Eds.: "Nations and Households in Economic Growth", Academic Press, 1974, New York, USA, 89 - 125.
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1970
Collect period12
Survey nameNot available
 AIPO poll December 1970 Previously reported in "The Public Interest" 1973, no. 30, p. 3 - 10
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =1517
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report 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
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication100
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.601.50

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Size of Incomeshow  Household income