Relationship of Subjective Well-being of Citizens and Local Government Policy in Akita, Japan

Michiko Miyamoto, Keisuke Watanabe


This paper presents a framework and an empirical analysis for “Citizens Awareness Survey“ of 2,126 citizens over twenty-year old, conducted by Akita local government to understand the feelings and needs of the citizens against the prefectural policy. The results of the research model using Structural Equation Model (SEM) imply that Akita local government’s policies in "Health and medical services," “Promotion of agriculture, forestry and fisheries,” and "Employment and child care support" are related to their citizens’ life satisfaction in some extent, while “Promotion of commerce and industry” and “Volunteer activities” are not.


Well-being, Life satisfaction, Government policy, Structural Equation Model

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