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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
  • EMPLOYMENT Development of one's employment Earlier (un)employment
  • EMPLOYMENT Development of one's employment Change in employment Change in having work Out of workforce
  • EMPLOYMENT Current employment status Unemployed involuntary
  • EMPLOYMENT Current employment arrangement Self employed
  • RETIREMENT Retirement career
  • SCHOOL School career
  • SCHOOL Current school life Current school-behavior School-attendance Involved in schooling or not
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 1999 Unemployed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.11 2008 Unemployed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.54 1999 retired O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.45 2008 retired O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.94 1999 student O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.38 2008 student O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.34 1999 self-employed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.25 2008 self-employed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.15 1999 LT unemployment O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.29 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