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Studies

Niimi (2018): study JP 2013

Publication

Author(s):
Niimi, Y.
Title:
What Affects Happiness Inequality? Evidence from Japan.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 521 - 543

Investigation

Public:
20-69 aged, general public, Japan, 2013
Survey name:
JP Preference Parameter Study 2013
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 3257
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, how happy would you say you are currently?
10  very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-e
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
527
Full text:
Standard deviation of 0-10 score on single question "overall, how happy would you say you are currently?"
Classification:
D-LS-c-sq-n--a
Author's label:
Inequality of happiness
Page in publication:
527-528, 534-535

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age and age squared Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Married vs. never married Married vs never married No longer married vs. married Divorced or separated Education level Level of school-education Has child(ren) Ever had children (vs not) Household size Number of persons in household Poor health Chronic illness Household income Household income Homeownership House owned or rented Has loans Debts Employment status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Not in labour force
Altruistic Charity Public pensions Insurances
Household income
Risk lover Risk minded Low time preference Earlier values Subjective poverty and wealth Subjective social rank Major city Rural vs urban dwelling Summed determinants Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)