Findings on happiness in Easterlin (2016): study ZZ World samples 1981

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleParadox Lost?
SourceIZA DP,2016, No. 9676, 1 - 36, California, USA
Public18+ aged general public in 58 nations, followed 1981-2010
Last assesment2010
Survey nameWVS: combined waves
 Both WVS and EVS
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Probability samples within nations, non-probability sample of nations
Respondents N =400000
 209 nation/year observations with about 2000 participants in each survey
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSelection of nations with at least 3 observations in this period
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication33
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Annual growth rate of GDP/capitashow  Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline