Findings on happiness in Slag (2017): study KR 1981

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, 1981-2015
Last assesment2015
Survey nameKR- pooled surveys
 Gallup World Poll (GWP) yearsly 2002-2015 Korean Labor & Income Panel Study (KLIPS), yearly 2009-2014 World values Survey (WVS), 1981, 1990, 1996, 2001, 2005,2012
SampleVaried Probability
Respondents N =0
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on three questions A Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied B Taking all together, how satisfied vor dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 1 dissatisfied : 10 satisfied C 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 : 0 worst possible life Computation: standardized scores (0-1) per year
Author's labelSubjective wellebing
Page in publication32
RemarksStandardization of different measures of happiness per year
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

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