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Correlational findings

Study Shields et al. (2009): study AU 2001

Public:
15+ aged general public, Australia, 2001
Survey name:
AU-HILDA 2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13903
Non Response:
34%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Additionally self-completion questionnaires were used.

Correlate

Authors's label
House renter
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
Do you (or any other members of this household) own this home, rent it, or do you
live here rent free?
1: Renting
  a) Rent (or pay board) / Rent-buy scheme
  b) Live here rent free / Life Tenure
0: Own / currently paying off mortgage (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.17 p < .01 PAYING RENT (vs owner)
Males
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.13 p < .01 Females O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.25 p < .05 RENT-FREE (vs owner)
Males
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.05 ns Females

OPRC's controlled for:
- neighbourhood fixed effects (unobserved characteristics of the neighbourhood)
- age and age squared
- number of children
- marital status
- number of parents
- being an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander
- immigrant status
- English speaking ability
- health
- level of education
- employment status
- household income
- religion
- frequency-preference of paying bills
- suspicious of interview questions
- others present during interview
- respondent was living with both parents  
  at age 14