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

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.
TitleIncome and Happiness: Towards a Unified Theory.
SourceThe Economic Journal, 2001, Vol. 111, 465 - 484
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
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.611.59

Scores in123

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 ↑