Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence

@inproceedings{Easterlin1974DoesEG,
  title={Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence},
  author={R. Easterlin},
  year={1974}
}
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the association of income and happiness. The basic data consist of statements by individuals on their subjective happiness, as reported in thirty surveys from 1946 through 1970, covering nineteen countries, including eleven in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Within countries, there is a noticeable positive association between income and happiness—in every single survey, those in the highest status group were happier, on the average, than those in the… Expand
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