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Studies

Hamermesh et al. (2014): study JP 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Hamermesh, D.S.; Kawaguchi, D.; Lee, J.
Title:
Does Labor Legislation Benefit Workers? Well-Being after an Hours Reduction.
Source:
IZA DP, 2014, No. 8077, London, UK

Investigation

Public:
15-64 aged general public, Japan 1984 -1999
Survey name:
JP-LifestylePref1984
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 11133
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Are you satisfied with your life, or not satisfied?
5  satisfied
4  rather satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  rather dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-h
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
men only
Page in publication:
6, 8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7%,   2: 17.1%,   3: 29.4%,   4: 39.3%,   5: 7.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.23 5.47
SD:
1.04 1.46

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Men (vs women) Sexe: male (vs female) Reduction of standard work hours in nation Socio-economic treatment
Change in work hours
Effect of change in economic policy
Change working hours in nation