Yamamura, Eiji (2009): The influence of government size on economic growth and life satisfaction. A case study from Japan.
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This paper uses Japanese prefecture-level data for the years 1979 and 1996 to examine how the relationship between government size and life satisfaction changes. The major findings are: (1) Government size has a detrimental effect on life satisfaction when government size impedes economic growth in the economic developing stage. However, this effect clearly decreases when government size is not associated with economic growth in the developed stage. (2) Particularized trust is positively associated with life satisfaction of females but not with that of males. Such a tendency becomes more remarkable in the developed stage. These results are unchanged when the endogeneity bias caused by local government size and proxies of trust are controlled for.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The influence of government size on economic growth and life satisfaction. 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, Well-Being, and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare, Well-Being
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||16. Oct 2009 07:03|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2014 02:58|
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