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Correlational findings

Study Hamermesh et al. (2014): study KR 1999

Public:
16-64 aged non-student, general public, South Korea
Survey name:
KR- pooled surveys
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 58470
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Reduction of standard work hours in nation
Our Classification
Remarks
Reduction of standard work hours from 44 to 40 a week. Policy change in response to problem around earlier extreme work hours
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Reduced work hours following policy change
1 least (bottom quartile)
2
3
4  most (top quartile)


The actual reduction of work hours was not assesed in this survey but imputed using a time-use survey

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-h DM = -/+ T1-T2 CHANGE happiness before (T1) and after (T2) reduction of workhours

Average happiness went down among men in this period, but less so among those who reduced work hours most.
Average happiness increased among females
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-h b = -/+ ns Males:   b =  -.004 (ns)
Females: b =  +.003 (ns)

T2 b controled for
- T1 work hours (to capture change)
- marital status
- age
- education