Happiness and Employment Status

Part of the Creative Economy book series (CRE)


It is accepted by most that working constitutes an important part of happiness. It is true that, for some people, working increases their happiness through feelings of self-achievement satisfaction; for others, it decreases their happiness by increasing stress and anxiety. The state of happiness will differ depending on a person’s job status, such as regular or non-regular employment. The story is not simple, however, because the aim of working may differ between individuals, and the treatment, training, and job type may differ between regular and non-regular work. In this sense, it is meaningful to investigate the state of happiness by focusing on job status.


Parental Leave Career Success Income Share Subjective Happiness Regular Worker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tadashi Yagi
    • 1
  • Kunio Urakawa
    • 2
  • Katsuhiko Yonezaki
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsKyusyu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Life Risk Research CenterDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan

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