Satisfaction and comparison income in Japan

Evidence from data of Japanese union workers

Takashi Saito, Atsushi Sannabe, Katsunori Yamada

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This paper presents preliminary results of empirical tests for Japanese union workers on a relative utility hypothesis, along the line developed by Clark and Oswald (1996). While our results support the existence of relative utility among Japanese union workers, a caveat is presented. We argue that the traditional approach in constructing a measure of relative income might be inappropriate, at least with regard to Japanese union workers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEconomics Bulletin
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Satisfaction and comparison income in Japan : Evidence from data of Japanese union workers. / Saito, Takashi; Sannabe, Atsushi; Yamada, Katsunori.

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Saito, Takashi ; Sannabe, Atsushi ; Yamada, Katsunori. / Satisfaction and comparison income in Japan : Evidence from data of Japanese union workers. In: Economics Bulletin. 2005 ; Vol. 4, No. 1.
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