Correlational findings

Study Gash et al. (2010): study GB 1996

Married women aged 20-59, United Kingdom, followed 10 years, 1996-2006,
N = 22928
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Change in employment status
Our Classification
Change in employment status between T1 and T2
a Full-time to part-time (vs continuous full-time)
b part-time to full-time (vs continuous part-time)
c inactive to full-time( vs continuously inactive)
d inactive to part-time (vs continuously inactive)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e Beta = +.12 p < .05 T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in employment

T1 Full-time to T2 part-time

Negatively affected by Life satisfaction at T1

Negatively affected by job switch (Beta = +.09, ns)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e Beta = -.0 ns T1 Part-time to T2 full-time

Positively affected by change in number of
Children,  got married,
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e Beta = +.05 ns T1 Inactive to T2 part-time O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e Beta = +,40 p < .001 T1 Inactive to T2 full-time

CHANGE happiness measured controlling correlation with T2 happiness for T1 happiness.

Positively affected by age, change in health status and life satisfaction

Negatively affected by education and Life satisfaction at t0

Beta's controlled for:
- T1 Life satisfaction (indicating change
in happiness)
- age
- education
- income
- number of children at T1
- change in number of children
- health
- marriage
- change in occupational status
- Change in firm size (FT only)