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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
Level of schooling
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 Compulsory schooling (reference)
2 Incomplete compulsory schooling
3 Apprenticeship
4 Maturity/high school
5 Vocational high school
6 University of applied sciences
7 University

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = -.10 ns Incomplete compulsory schooling (vs compulsaory) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = +.12 Apprenticeship(vs compulsaory) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = +.18 Maturity/high school(vs compulsaory) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = +.24 Vocational high school(vs compulsaory) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = +.26 University of applied sciences(vs compulsaory) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = +.27 University (vs compulsaory)

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

B = +.27 means that 1 point difference in level of schooling corresponds with +.27
point difference in happiness on the 0-10 scale

Ordered Probit analysis (OPRC) yields similar results.