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Correlational findings

Study Ruprah & Luengas (2011): study ZZ Latin America 1997

Public:
15+ aged, general public in 17 Latin American nations, 1997-2006
Survey name:
Latinobarometro1997
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 120000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Unemployment rate
Our Classification
Operationalization
Open unemployment rate (Same definition of OECD countries)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -2.2 p < .10 INDIVIDUAL happiness by unemployment rate in 17 nations

OPRC (-2.2626) controlled for:
-Country level:
  - inflation rate
-Individual Level:
  - size of the city
  - wealth
  - demographic
  - education
  - marital status
  - employment status
  - maximum inflation rate experienced(age 18+)
  
Trade-off with inflation:7.2
(B with inflation -0.32)