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Studies

Slag (2017): study KR 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Slag, M.R.A
Title:
The Easterlin Paradox or Easterlin Illusion: Some Empirical Tests.
Source:
MSc Thesis, 2017, School of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, South Korea, followed 5 years 2009-2014
Survey name:
KR-KLIPS combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 79474
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied would you say you are with your life as a whole .....?"
5  completely satisfied
4  very satisfied
3  moderately satisfied
2  slightly satisfied
1  not satisfied at all
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-b
Page in publication:
27
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.38
SD:
0.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Change in income level Earlier household income Earlier level of income Reference group income Relative to income of similar people Age Current age (in years) Employment status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Not in labor force
Marital status Vs widowed
Married vs widowed
Vs divorced
Vs divorced, separated or never (willful unmarried)
Vs separated
Self-reported health status Self-perceived health Education level Level of school-education