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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
Fell unemployed
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 for who this transition took place between different periods
< T1= 135, T1-T3=128, T3-T4=59, T3-T5 or T4-T5=24, Total=346
Operationalization
Change in employment situation: fell unemployed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = B's denote CHANGE in happiness following CHANGE to unemployment within individuals (fixed effect) M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = -.15 p < .10 B controlled for life course transitions:
- first paid job
- leaving 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 = +.10 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
M-CO-cy-mq-v-7-b b = +.39 p < .05 additional control for years since transition (squared):
- 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