Correlational finding on Happiness and Rural vs urban dwelling
Subject code: L14ab02b

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 labelMajor city
Page in Source 534-535,542
Our classificationRural vs urban dwelling, code L14ab02b
Operationalization
Respondent resides in a major city:
1 No
0 Yes
Remarks
Item not reported in detail.
Sign and hence association reversed by WDH-team

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
D-LS-c-sq-n--ab-rif=-.08 ns
b-rif 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
- rich
- poor
D-LS-c-sq-n--ab-rif=-.04 ns
b-rif additionally controlled for:
- irregular job
- likely unemployed
- public pensions
D-LS-c-sq-n--ab-rif=-.02 ns
b-rif additionally controlled for:
- poor
- rich


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