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Studies

Hamermesh et al. (2014): study KR 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Hamermesh, D.S.; Kawaguchi, D.; Lee, J.
Title:
Does Labor Legislation Benefit Workers? Well-Being after an Hours Reduction.
Source:
IZA DP, 2014, No. 8077, London, UK

Investigation

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

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Are you satisfied with your life, or not satisfied?
5  satisfied
4  rather satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  rather dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-h
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Men only
Page in publication:
6, 8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7%,   2: 17.1%,   3: 29.4%,   4: 39.3%,   5: 7.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.23 5.47
SD:
1.04 1.46

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Men (vs women) Sexe: male (vs female) Reduction of standard work hours in nation Socio-economic treatment
Change in work hours
Effect of change in economic policy
Change working hours in nation
Change in life satisfaction in years Long term change
Change in work hours
Couples Similarity with spouse