Findings on happiness in Kusago (2007): study JP 1978

Author(s)Kusago, T.
TitleRethinking of Economic Growth and Life Satisfaction in Post - WW 2 Japan - A Fresh Approach
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 79 - 102
PublicGeneral public, Japan, 3 annual 1978-2002
Last assesment2002
 Survey held every 3 years since 1978
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Lifestyle Preference Survey
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =18
 not reported, estimated by WDH team
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 not reported, assumed
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Employment statusshow  Current employment status
Family incomeshow  Household income
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
House ownershipshow  House owned or rented
House ownershipshow  Specific possessions, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Marital statusshow  Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Percentage of happinessshow  Trend in general public