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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 degree of disability
Our Classification
Operationalization
Change in Degree of disability: 0-100
Difference in self report on single question over time.

"What official determination has been made of your reduced capacity to work or severe disability? percent _____"

Observed Relation with Happiness

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

- women      -.01(ns)    -.01(05)  -.00(ns)
- men        -.01(ns)    -.01(01)  +.00(ns)

B's controled for CHANGE in:
- labour market position
- household income
- income
- self perceived health