Findings on happiness in Slag (2017): study KR 2006

Author(s)Slag, M.R.A
TitleThe Easterlin Paradox or Easterlin Illusion: Some Empirical Tests.
SourceMSc Thesis, 2017, School of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Public18+ aged general public, South Korea, 2006-2015
Last assesment2015
Survey nameGallup World Poll combined waves
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =10000
 About 1000 respondents each year
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Page in publication23
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Economic growthN04aa02gEconomic growth/decline in nation