Vol. 10 No. 2-3 (2016)
Articles

A note on the measurement of the relationship between happiness and GDP

Published August 1, 2016
Wim Heijman
Wageningen University, Department of Social Sciences, Economics Section
Johan van Ophem
Wageningen University, Department of Social Sciences, Economics Section
Job van Logtestijn
Wageningen University, Department of Social Sciences, Economics Section
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Heijman, W. ., van Ophem, J. ., & van Logtestijn, J. . (2016). A note on the measurement of the relationship between happiness and GDP. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 10(2-3), 127-129. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2016/2-3/14

This research note compares the results of the measurement of the relationship between happiness and GDP in the EU based upon unweighted data with the results based upon weighted data. The data are weighted in order to correct for the different sizes of the populations in the EU countries concerned. The result of the weighing is an even stronger relationship between happiness and GDP per capita than in the case with unweighted data.