Correlational finding on Happiness and Personal income
Subject code: I01ab01

StudyTominaga (1972): study JP Tokyo 1970
TitleAn Approach to the Measurement of the Levels of Welfare in Tokyo.
SourcePaper presented at Post-Industrial Conference of the Japan Society, 1972, New York, USA
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/tominaga_k_1972.pdf
PublicAdults, general public, City of Tokyo, Japan 197?
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =10468

Correlate
Author's labelpersonal income
Page in Source 23
Our classificationPersonal income, code I01ab01
Operationalization
self reported annual income in ten thousands Yen:
1:  < 60
2: 60-90
3: 90-120
4: 120-150
5: 150-180
6: 180-210
7: 210-240
8: 240-270
9: 27-300
10:  >300
Observed distributionNot reported

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-3-aDM=+
1: M = 2.16
2: M = 2.18
3: M = 2.27
4: M = 2.39
5: M = 2.40
6: M = 2.48
7: M = 2.50
8: M = 2.51
9: M = 2.58
10:M = 2.61


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-u-sq-v-3-aSelfreport on single question

'Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the general state of your life?'
3 satisfied
2 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
1 dissatisfied
DK


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl