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Correlational findings

Study Groot & Maassen-VandenBrink (2001): study NL 1993

Public:
Middle aged living in households, The Netherlands,1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7788
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Questionnaire and experiment

Correlate

Authors's label
Unfit for work
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport of source of income
1 Disability payment
0 Paid employment

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-d DM = -                             female      male
1:disability payment        M=7,2      M=6,8  
0:paid employment           M=7,8      M=7,8
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-d = .14 Males only: disabled 14% less happy
R2 controlled for
- health (menthal and physical)
- net monthly household income
- age
- education
- marital status
- number of children
- urbanisation

Estimated financial equivalent of happiness deficit of being disabled: 14,000 to 32,200 Euro per year
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-d = .09 Females only: disabled 9% less happy
R2 controlled for
- health (mental and physical)
- net monthly household income
- age
- education
- marital status
- number of children
- urbanisation

Estimated financial equivalent of happiness deficit of being disabled: 9,000 to 20,700 Euro per year