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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
Age at leaving education
Our Classification
Operationalization

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.03 p < .05 In poorest nations in lowest GDP-quartile. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.03 p < .05 In medium poor nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.01 p < .05 In medium rich nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = 0 p < .05 In the richest nations in the highest GDP-quartile.

B controlled for at individual level:
-gender
-marital status
-age & age squared
-social class
-employment status

Unaffected by additional control at country-level for:
-GDP per capita
-income inequality
-growth GDP last 10 years
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = Education has more impact on life-satisfaction in poor nations, like Ukraine and Hungary, than in rich nations, like Iceland and Belgium.