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Studies

Kusago (2007): study JP 1978

Publication

Author(s):
Kusago, T.
Title:
Rethinking of Economic Growth and Life Satisfaction in Post - WW 2 Japan - A Fresh Approach
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 79 - 102

Investigation

Public
General public, Japan, 3 annual 1978-2002
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Sampling not reported
Respondents
N = 18
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
not reported, assumed

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life in general?
5  satisfied
4  somewhat satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  rather dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied
-   don't know
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-e

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Employment status Current employment status House ownership House owned or rented
Specific possessions
Family income Household income Percentage of happiness Trend average happiness in general public