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‘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 [...]

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 [...]