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Correlational findings

Study Eriksson et al. (2007): study DE 1995

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Germany, 1995
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13919
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Spare time
Our Classification
Remarks
Different from discretionairy time, which is the time left after subtracting hours stricktly NEEDED for these activities
Operationalization
Logarithm of spare time

Spare time is hours in a week (168) left after subtracting hours people actually SPEND on: a) paid labour, b) unpaid household labour and c) personal care

Based on whole-day recall of time spent on pre-coded activities.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-11-a b = 0.16 p < .01 B (+.160)controlled for:
- log household income
- log wage rate
- socio-demographic characteristics
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-a b = +.17 p < .01 B (+.166) additionally controlled for:
- log discretionary time