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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
Employment
Our Classification
Operationalization
a)Wage earners
b)Self-employment: professional and owners
c)Self-employment: agriculture and informal
d)Personal unemployment
e)Inactive(reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = +.03 p < .05 Wage earners                           (vs inactive) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -.01 ns Self-employmed: profesional and owners (vs inactive) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -.04 p < .01 Self-employed: agriculture, informal   (vs inactive) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -.21 p < .01 Personal unemployment                  (vs inactive)

OPRC's controlled for:
-Country level:
  - unemployment rate
  - inflation rate
-Individual level:
  - size of the city
  - wealth
  - demographic
  - education
  - marital status
  - maximum inflation rate experienced(age 18+)