Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: House owned or rented

StudyNiimi (2018): study JP 2013
TitleWhat Affects Happiness Inequality? Evidence from Japan.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 521 - 543
URLhttps://doi .org/l 0.1007 /s10902-016-9835-9
Public20-69 aged, general public, Japan, 2013
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =3257

Author's labelHomeownership
Page in Source 534-535,541
Our classificationHouse owned or rented
Selfreport on single question:
"Owns a home or apartment"
1 Yes
0 No
Question not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness
D-LS-c-sq-n--ab-rif=-.84 p < .01
b-rif controlled for:
- age
- gender
- marital status
- has child(ren)
- education
- household size
- poor health
- household income
- has loans
- unemployed
- not in labor force
- altruistic
- risk lover
- low time preference
- major city
D-LS-c-sq-n--ab-rif=-.82 p < .01
b-rif additionally controlled for:
- irregular job
- likely unemployed
- public pension
D-LS-c-sq-n--ab-rif=-.72 p < .01
b-rif additionally controlled for:
- relatively poor
- relatively rich

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
D-LS-c-sq-n--aStandard deviation of 0-10 score on single question "overall, how happy would you say you are currently?"

Appendix 2: Statistics used
b-rifLeast square regression coefficient in RIF-regression, where the dependent variable is th influence on a distributional statistic (f.e. variance, GINI)
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.