- 20+ aged, The Netherlands, 1998-2009
- Survey name:
- NL-POLS 1997-2009
- N = 240000
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- Change in employment status
- Our Classification
- Change in employment status 1998-2009
as registered in employment registration.
a: going to be/got employed
b: going to be/got unemployed
c: going to be/got retired
d: going to be/got disabled
e: going to be/got social assistance
Observed Relation with Happiness
b: Getting unemployed after employment is preceeded by a decline in happiness and slow recovery afterwards which comes close to pre-event happiness after 8 years.
c: Retirement does not affect happiness much
d: Disabled already less happy before being officially registered as disabled
e: Happiness continues to decrease after getting social assistance.
Cross sectional survey data on happiness linked to registration data on employment history.