Yamamura, Eiji (2010): The effects of information asymmetry and government size on happiness: A case study from Japan.
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This paper uses individual-level data from Japan (2003) to examine the effects of government size and the disclosure of official government information on happiness. The major findings are as follows. (1) Disclosure of official information is positively associated with the happiness of workers, but not with that of non-workers. (2) Government size has a positive effect on the happiness of non-workers, but not with that of workers. Therefore, information asymmetry between government and citizens is thought to reduce the happiness of those who bear the cost of public service but does not affect the happiness of public service beneficiaries.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The effects of information asymmetry and government size on happiness: A case study from Japan|
|Keywords:||Life satisfaction; Government size; Trust; Growth|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H50 - General
H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||04. Dec 2010 01:19|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 01:56|
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