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Correlational findings

Study Rodriguez-Pose & Maslauskaite (2011): study ZZ 1999

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 10 Central and Eastern European Nations, 1999, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS 1999/2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 25000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment
Our Classification
Operationalization
a) unemployed
b) retired
c) student
d) self-employed
f) long term(LT) unemployment (experienced unemployment longer than three months in the past 2 years)

Each rated:
1: yes
0: no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.73 p < .001 1999 Unemployed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.11 p < .05 2008 Unemployed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.54 p < .001 1999 retired O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.45 p < .001 2008 retired O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.94 p < .001 1999 student O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.38 p < .001 2008 student O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.34 p < .01 1999 self-employed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.25 p < .01 2008 self-employed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.15 ns 1999 LT unemployment O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.29 p < .001 2008 LT unemployment

b’s controlled for:
-Individual characteristics:
  -Health
  -Income
  -Gender
  -Age
  -Married
  -No. Of children
  -Secondary education
  -Tertiary education
  -Big city
  -Remote area
No significant change when additionally controlled for:
-National characteristics:
  -GDP per capita
  -Interpersonal inequality
  -Inflation
  -Unemployment
  -Government expenditure
  -Corruption WB
  -Corruption TI
  -Health benefits
  -Pension benefits
  -Unemployment benefits