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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 [...]

Happiness Levels Among 20-Year Olds Dropping Rapidly

Happiness Levels Among 20-Year Olds Dropping Rapidly

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Self-reported happiness levels of young adults in their 20s have declined sharply by 10 percentage points in just six years, a survey has found.  The survey also found that a higher percentage of high earners thought of themselves as happy, with 66 percent of those who earned more than [...]

South Korean Children Among Least Happy Despite Being Well-Off, Survey Says

South Korean Children Among Least Happy Despite Being Well-Off, Survey Says

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Third-grade elementary school students in South Korea are the least happy despite being well-off compared to students in other countries, a recent survey has revealed. The survey conducted by the international NGO Save the Children and the Institute of Social Welfare at Seoul National University compared South Korean third-graders [...]

Cigarette Tax Related to Corruption and Happiness?

Cigarette Tax Related to Corruption and Happiness?

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A tax on cigarettes is usually implemented to promote public health, but it’s also one of the more frequently employed implicit tax collection methods for governments.  However, a recent study revealed that countries with cigarette tax revenue that took up a significant part of their overall tax revenue also [...]

Korean Children and Adolescents Rank Last in OECD Happiness Index

Korean Children and Adolescents Rank Last in OECD Happiness Index

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean children and adolescents scored the lowest in their self-reported sense of happiness as measured by the ‘Better Life’ index from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). On May 2, Professor Yoo Shik Yum’s society improvement research laboratory at Yonsei University presented a report titled “2016 8th [...]

Research Shows that Money Doesn’t Make You Happy

Research Shows that Money Doesn’t Make You Happy

ASAN, Jan.12 (Korea Bizwire) – New research indicates that even if you have more money, satisfaction with life doesn’t increase. At a time when the economy is slumping, leading to resignations, unemployment, and tight household finances, many people think that money and happiness are not related. A recent report entitled ‘Relationship Between Local Income and [...]