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Rudolf (2014): study KR 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Rudolf, R.
Title:
Work Shorter, Be Happier? Longitudinal Evidence from the Korean Five -Day Working Policy.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 1139 - 1163

Investigation

Public:
Married couples with children, followed 10 years before and after 5-day work policy, South Korea 1998-2008
Survey name:
KR-KLIPS combined waves
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 50675
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Overall, how satisfied (content, happy) are you with your life?
1  very unsatisfied
2  unsatisfied
3  neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
1145
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 11%,   3: 55%,   4: 32%,   5: 1%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.21 5.90
SD:
0.68 1.97

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Husband (vs wives) Sexe: male (vs female) Change work hours in nation Working hours in nation
Socio-economic treatment
Effect of change in economic policy
Change working hours in nation
Working hours Full-time home maker
Full-time vs part-time
Work hours
Earnings House ownership Ownership of current dwelling Household composition Elderly in the household
Number of children in the household
Own working hours Own occupation (not working) Full-time home maker
Unfit for work
Unemployed involuntary
Current status: retired or not
Partner's working hours Work hours of spouse Partner's occupation (not working) Employment of spouse
Occupation of spouse
Spouse unemployed involuntary
Spouse homemaker
Spouse unfit for work
Spouse retired
Time trend in nation in males and females Time trend of happiness in males and females Regional income Relative income