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Correlational findings

Study Lalive & Stutzer (2010): study CH 2000

Public:
Salaried workers, Switzerland, 2000-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6203
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Approval of equal rights
Our Classification
Remarks
Equal rights amendment(december 1975): "Men and women have equal rights. Legislation shall ensure legal equality, particularly in the areas of family, education and work. Men and women shall have the right to equal pay for work of equal value."
Distribution
All 0: N = 3175, 1 = 3906; Women 0: N = 1494, 1: N= 1965; Men 0: N= 1681, 1: N= 1941
Operationalization
% votes in community for equal rights amendment in 1975 referendum:
0 Low: < 60%
1 High:> 60%

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a DM = - All
0 Low    M =  8,18
1 High   M =  7,96
difference = -0.22
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a DM = - Women only
0 Low    M =  8,24
1 High   M =  7,96
difference = -0.28
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a DM = - Men only
0 Low    M =  8,13
1 High   M =  7,95
difference = -0.16
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a Beta = -.00 ns All O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a Beta = -.10 p < .001 Interaction effect of gender and approval of equal rights
Beta = -.10 means that women in communities with a high percentage approval of equal rights are .10 points less happy on a happiness scale 0-10.

Beta's controlled for:
- Gender
- Age
- Education
- Marital status
- Nationality
- Employment status
- Household income
- Household size

Ordered Probit analysis (OPRC) yields similar results.