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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
First paid job
Our Classification
Remarks
Employment situation assessed at: T1: 1987 when aged 18 to 26 T2: 1989 when aged 20 to 28 T3: 1991 when aged 22 to 30 T4: 1995 when aged 26 to 34 T5: 1999 when aged 30 to 34
Distribution
N in this situation at:  T1= 625, T1-T3=180, T3-T4=45, T3-T5 or T4-T5=18, Total=868
Operationalization
0 Still in education or without job
1 Having a job of at least 20 hours per week for at least 6 months after leaving school.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = B's indicate average difference between Ss with and without a first job over this 12 year period M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = +.15 p < .10 B controlled for personal characteristics:
- age
- age²
- gender
- education
- cohort 1965 vs cohort 1961
- cohort 1969 vs cohort 1961
- mental health
- neuroticism

and lifecourse transitions (happened or not):
- no job
- left parental home
- living together/marriage first partner
- divorce from first partner
- living together/marriage second partner
- having first child
M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = +.11 ns additional controlled 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