Study | Easterlin (2001): study US 1994 |

Title | Income and Happiness: Towards a Unified Theory. |

Source | The Economic Journal, 2001, Vol. 111, 465 - 484 |

URL | http://www.jstor.org/stable/2667943 |

Public | Adults, general public, USA, 1994 |

Sample | Probability simple random sample |

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Respondents N = | 2627 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Life cycle |

Page in Source | 469 |

Our classification | Current income level (unspecified) |

Operationalization | Age category |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa | DM= ns | |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa | b=ns | |

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Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa | Selfreport 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 |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

b | REGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS) Type: test statistic Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric Theoretical range: unlimited Meaning: b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average. B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average. B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate. |

DM | DIFFERENCE of MEANS Type: descriptive statistic only. Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero. Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl