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Correlational findings

Study VanSluijs (2004): study NL 1987

Public:
Young adults, followed from age 18 to 30, The Netherlands, 1987-1999
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 836
Non Response:
36,6% (baseline)
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Face to face interviews, questionnaires, telephone interviews (1999)

Correlate

Authors's label
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self reported level of last education:

1 Lower educated =  LBO, MAVO, HAVO, VWO, MBO(secondary education)
2 Higher educated = HBO, WO (tertiary education)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = B's indicate average difference between educational categories over this 12 year period O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = -.10 ns B controlled for personal characteristics:
- age
- ageĀ²
- gender
- cohort 1965 vs cohort 1961
- cohort 1969 vs cohort 1961
- mental health
- neuroticism
- extraversion
O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = +.06 ns additional control for life course transitions (happened or not):
- first job
- no job
- left parental home
- living together/marriage first partner
- divorce from first partner
- living together/marriage second partner
- having first child
O-Sum-cy-mq-v-7-a b = +.06 ns additional control for years since transition:
- first paid job
- no job
- leaving parental home
- living together/marriage first partner
- divorce from first partner
- living together/marriage second partner
- having first child

Unaffected by squaring of the above variables

No effect among men. Stronger among women when controlled for lifecourse transtitions.
Period