Correlational finding on Happiness and Subjective social rank
Subject code: S09ab02

StudyNiimi (2018): study JP 2013
TitleWhat Affects Happiness Inequality? Evidence from Japan.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 521 - 543
URLhttps://doi .org/l 0.1007 /s10902-016-9835-9
Public20-69 aged, general public, Japan, 2013
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =3257

Correlate
Author's labelSubjective poverty and wealth
Page in Source 534-535,542
Our classificationSubjective social rank, code S09ab02
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question.
A Living standard of others much higher or somewhat 
higher
B Living standard of others much lower or somewhat 
lower

 1 Yes
0 No
Remarks
Question not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
D-LS-c-sq-n--ab-rif=+1.3 p < .01
b-rif= +1.26

A
D-LS-c-sq-n--ab-rif=+1.0
b-rif= +1.04

B

b-rif's controlled for:
- age
- gender
- marital status
- has child(ren)
- education
- household size
- poor health
- household income
- homeownership
- has loans
- not in labor force
- unemployed
- risk lover
- low time preference
- irregular job
- likely unemployed future
- major city


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
D-LS-c-sq-n--aStandard deviation of 0-10 score on single question "overall, how happy would you say you are currently?"


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
b-rifLeast square regression coefficient in RIF-regression, where the dependent variable is th influence on a distributionakl statistic (f.e. variance, GINI)
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl