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Correlational findings

Study Fahey & Smyth (2004a): study ZZ Europe 1999

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 33 European nations, 1999-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 39799
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Social class
Our Classification
Operationalization

a. Employer
b. Professional
c. Intermediate non-manual
d. Lower-non-manual
e. Skilled manual/supervisor
f. Agricultural
g. Semi/unskilled manual
   (= comparison group)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.41 p < .05 Employers O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.36 p < .05 Professionals O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.26 p < .05 Intermediate non-manual O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.21 p < .05 Lower non-manual O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.20 p < .05 Skilled manual/supervisor O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.02 ns Agricultural

B's compared to semi/unskilled manual, controlled for at individual level:
-gender
-marital status
-age & age squared
-employment status
-individual income.

Unaffected by additional control at country-level for:
-GDP per capita
-income inequality
-growth GDP last 10 years