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S. Korean Children Unhappy Despite Material Wealth

S. Korean Children Unhappy Despite Material Wealth

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans, from infants to teenagers, are one of the least happy populations among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) states due to a lack of opportunities for rest, play, and creating social relationships, despite their a relatively wealthy lifestyle. In response, the South Korean government announced [...]

‘Happiness’ Brands on the Rise in S. Korea

‘Happiness’ Brands on the Rise in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of happiness-related terms and items are being produced with the social atmosphere in South Korea evolving to emphasize the small and simple joys in life as well as work-life balance. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) on December 12, ‘happiness’ brands inspired by ‘YOLO’ [...]

Study Shows 1 in 5 S. Koreans Are Unhappy

Study Shows 1 in 5 S. Koreans Are Unhappy

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 20 percent of South Koreans regard themselves as unhappy, according to a recent survey. The Korea Development Institute queried 2,000 participants in a survey, with 20.2 percent of the respondents saying that they felt unhappy in the past, as well as in the present, and don’t expect [...]

S. Koreans Unhappy, Exact Measurement of Quality of Life Necessary: OECD World Forum

S. Koreans Unhappy, Exact Measurement of Quality of Life Necessary: OECD World Forum

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts have warned that the quality of life in South Korea is low compared to the population’s income levels. In response, the government plans to come up with a measure to accurately measure quality of life in order to create solutions that build on the result. This is according [...]

Different Strokes for Different Folks When It Comes to Happiness

Different Strokes for Different Folks When It Comes to Happiness

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has found that people who are financially well off typically find more happiness in through experiences such as attending performances and travelling, while those who are less well off find happiness in consuming products such as electronic goods or clothing. According to a research team led [...]