Findings on happiness in Kusago (2007): study JP 1978

Author(s)Kusago, T.
TitleRethinking of Economic Growth and Life Satisfaction in Post - WW 2 Japan - A Fresh Approach
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 79 - 102
PublicGeneral public, Japan, 3 annual 1978-2002
Last assesment2002
 Survey held every 3 years since 1978
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Lifestyle Preference Survey
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =18
 not reported, estimated by WDH team
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 not reported, assumed
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life in general? 5 satisfied 4 somewhat satisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2 rather dissatisfied 1 dissatisfied - don't know
Remarks% happy varied between 41.3 (2002) and 64.2 (1984)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
Family incomeI01ab03Household income
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
House ownershipH22ab01aHouse owned or rented
House ownershipP12ab02Specific possessions, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Marital statusM02aa03Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa02Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Percentage of happinessE03ab01aTrend in general public