Does Development Increase Level of Happiness?. Grace Choi [email protected] American University School of International Service. Research Question & Research hypothesis. Research Question:
Does gender, age, level of income, education, and development influence happiness and explain change in the suicide rate of South Korea?
Various studies discusses the global trend in suicide rates but fails to examine variables that may influence the rising trend of suicide rate in Asia, particularly South Korea, with the highest suicide rate.
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