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Correlational findings

Study Luechinger et al. (2008): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
Employees, private and public sector. West-Germany, 1984-2004.
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 20764
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Changes in regional unemployment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Mean adjusted annual unemployment rate in Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland 1984-2004 (weighted by their populations)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = - Figure 1: more unemployment, lower average happiness in private and public sector.
(Germany, Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland).
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.04 p < .01 Average happiness of employees in year by unemployment rate in region in year.

B controlled for:
-actual working hours
-individual and household income
-persons in household
-having children
-head of household
-age squared/100
-years of education
-working full-time/part-time
-partner employed/unemployed
-marital status
-state and year (dummies)