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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:
Selfreport 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 vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Gender Sex (male vs female) Employment status Current employment status House ownership Specific possessions
House owned or rented
Family income Household income Percentage of happiness Trend in general public