Findings on happiness in Rudolf & Cho (2011): study KR 1998

Publication
Author(s)Rudolf, R.; Cho, S.Y.
TitleThe Gender-Specific Effect of Working Hours on Family Happiness in South Korea.
SourceCourant Research Centre, Discussion Papers no. 77, 2011, Göttingen, Germany
URLhttp://www.uni-goettingen.de/crc-peg
Investigation
PublicWorking aged, South-Korea, followed 10 years 1998-2008
 Women age 20 - 54, men age 20 - 64
Last assesment2008
Survey nameKR-KLIPS combined waves
 1998-2008; Korean Labor Income Panel Study.
SampleProbability area sample
Respondents N =25461
 25461 females, 25214 males
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Considering the whole situation: how satisfied are you about your daily life? 1 very unsatisfied 2 unsatisfied 3 neither unsatisfied, nor satisfied 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied Numbering reversed in original (very unsatisfied '5', very satisfied '1')
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication5
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.20
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Dependent children in householdH20aa01Change in househols composition
Dependent children in householdH20ac01Characteristics of household-members, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Husband's working hoursM04ad02Work hours of spouce
Log of regional per-capita incomeL12aa02Change local income level
Log per-capita incomeI01aa02Change in income
Number of elderly in householdH20aa01Change in househols composition
Number of elderly in householdH20ac01Characteristics of household-members, also classified as above ↑
Number of elderly in householdH20ab03Number of persons in household, also classified as above ↑
Own houseH22aa02aChange from rent to owner
Own houseH22ab01aHouse owned or rented, also classified as above ↑
Trend life satisfactionE03ab01baTrend happiness in age groups
Wive's working hoursM04ad02Work hours of spouce
Working hoursE02ab01Full-time home maker
Working hoursN04ab06Working hours in nation, also classified as above ↑