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Cho & Lee (2014): study KR 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Cho, J.; Lee, A.
Title:
Life Satisfaction of the Aged in the Retirement Process: A Comparative Study of South Korea with Germany and Switzerland.
Source:
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2014, Vol. 9, 179 - 195

Investigation

Public
50+ aged wage workers, South Korea, followed 8 years, 2000-2007
Survey name
KR-KLIPS combined waves
Sample
Selection from general population sample
Respondents
N = 639
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

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
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-rb
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
187
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.06 -
SD:
0.67 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Level of education Level of school-education Living with spouse Living with spouse Type of occupation Manual or non-manual
Agriculture
Services
Health status Global health self-rating Family income (except householder) Other household member's income Type of retirement process Retirement: stopped working
Full retirement (vs partial)
Change in work hours
Public pension Income from pension