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Work and happiness

estimating the well-being implications of work hour reduction

ABOAGYE, Mark Sefa

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Abstract

In many OECD countries, governments have passed legislations that seek to reduce the regular hours of work per worker. This has been largely due to increasing evidence on the negative implications of long hours of work on the health, well-being, and productivity of workers. This study answers the question, does a mandatory reduction in the regular hours of work affect the well-being of workers? We exploit a mandatory stepwise reduction in the regular hours of work in Korea from 2004 to estimate the impact using a staggered difference-in-difference specification. We find that while the policy improved the workers’ life satisfaction, it had no significant effect on job satisfaction nor labor income. This impact stems from increases in satisfaction with work hours, family relations, and social relations. We further found that male, older (above 40 years), and low- and average-income workers benefited more from this policy than their counterparts.

Advisors
Shin, Jaeun
Department
KDI School, Master of Public Mangement
Issue Date
2020
Publisher
KDI School
Description
Thesis(Master) -- KDI School: Master of Public Mangement, 2020
Keywords
Work--Psychological aspects; Quality of work life
Contents
1 INTRODUCTION

2 RELATED LITERATURE

3 DATA AND METHODOLOGY

4 DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS


CONCLUSION

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Pages
62 p
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/40898
Type
Thesis
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