Findings on happiness in Easterlin (2001): study US 1994

Publication
Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleIncome and Happiness: Towards a Unified Theory.
SourceThe Economic Journal, 2001, Vol. 111, 465 - 484
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/2667943
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1994
Survey nameNot available
 General Social Survey 1994
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =2627
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.167.12
Standard deviation0.611.59

Scores in123
%12.060.028.0

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Household Incomeshow  Household income
Level of Educationshow  Current age (in years)
Level of Educationshow  Earlier educational level, also classified as above ↑
Level of Educationshow  Level of school-education, also classified as above ↑
Level of Educationshow  Stage of life, also classified as above ↑
Level of Educationshow  Trend happiness in educational groups, also classified as above ↑
Life cycleshow  Current age (in years)
Life cycleshow  Current income level (unspecified), also classified as above ↑
Life cycleshow  Stage of life, also classified as above ↑