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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 public sector (vs private sector)
Our Classification
Operationalization
National rates of unemployment (%)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.04 p < .05 Happiness in public sector (vs happiness in private sectors) by national unemployment rate. O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.01 p < .05 Interaction-effect unemployment rate x working in public sector (compared to working in private sector).

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

Unemployment has more (negative) impact on happiness of employees in private sector.