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Correlational findings

Study Luechinger et al. (2008): study ZZ EU 13 1989

Public:
Employees, public and private sector, 13 European nations, 1989-1994
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 50262
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Unemployment in nation
Our Classification
Operationalization
National rates of unemployment (%)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b = HAPPINESS (in year) BY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN 13 NATIONS. O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.01 ns In private and public sector O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.03 p < .05 In private sector O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.01 ns In public sector

B's controlled for:
-gender
-age
-income
-marital status
-education
-living area
-year and country (dummies)

Happiness in private sector more affected by unemployment than in public sector.