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Correlational findings

Study Gerlach & Stephan (1996): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
16-65 aged, general public, Germany, followed from 1984 to1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 54066
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in labour market position
Our Classification
Operationalization
Change from
0 not in the labor force
to:
1 Full time employed
1 Part time employed
1 Unemployed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = B with CHANGE in happiness
Fulltime     age <30     30-49    >49

- women        +.16(05)  +.12(ns) -.07(ns)
- men          +.09(ns)  +.93(01) -.02(ns)

Parttime     age <30     30-49    >49
- women        -.08(ns)  +.04(ns) -.18(ns)
- men          -.43(05)  +.76(01) +.15(ns)

Unemployed   age <30     30-49    >49
- women        -.45(01) -.48(01) +.00(ns)
- men         -1.02(01) -.46(01) -.51(01)

B's controled for CHANGE in:
- marital status
- household income
- self perceived disability
- self perceived health