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Studies

Easterlin (2005c): study JP 1958

Publication

Author(s):
Easterlin, R.A.
Title:
Diminishing Marginal Utility of Income? A Caveat.
Source:
Social Indicators Research; 70: 243-255

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Japan, 1958-1987
Survey name:
Survey series: findings of which are listed in World Database of Happiness
Sample:
Varied Probability
Respondents:
N = 60000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole rated on numeral scales.
Scores transformed linearly to scale 0-10 and next retransformed to range 1-7 e
Classification:
O-SLW-*-sq-nt-7-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Real GDP/capita Change GDP in nation: economic growth/decline
Trend average happiness in Japan