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Correlational findings

Study Koczan (2013a): study DE 1984

Public:
16+ aged general public, Germany, followed 1-26 years, 1984-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 71779
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Employed (lagged)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
Are you currently in paid employment?
1: Employed
0: Otherwise
Measure is lagged by 1 year to avoid reversed causality

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.18 p < .05 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT employment status O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.09 ns CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in employment status

b's controlled for:
- Age
- Gender
- Years of education
- Marital status
- Works in occupation of training
- Home ownership
- Household size
- Job insecurity