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Correlational findings

Study Layard et al. (2013): study GB 2004

Public:
34 aged, United Kingdom, followed from childhood, 2004
Survey name:
UK-British Cohort Study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8868
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Family economic
Our Classification
Operationalization
At age 10;
- Father's socio-ecenomic group
- Family income
- Number of siblings
At age 0,5,10 (average):
- Father in work
Mother's and father's age on leaving full-time education

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb r = +.08 O-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb Beta = +.06 Beta controlled for:
- Good conduct(at age 5,10,16)
- Intellectual performance(at age 5,10,16)
- Family psychosicial
- Gender (female)

Indirect effect of childhood family economic:
Simulated:
Beta=+.05
Subtraction of total variance in family economic from childhood economic:
Beta=+.03

When limiting family economic up to:
- age 5:  beta=+.06
- age 10: beta=+.06

Beta controlled for:
- Good conduct (at age 5,10,16)
- Intellectual performance (at age 5,10,16)
- Family economic
- Gender (female)
O-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb Beta = +.03 Beta additionally controlling:
- Income
- Employed
- Education
- Good conduct (at age 16,34)
- Self-perceived health (at age 26)
- Emotional health (at age 26)
O-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb Beta = +.07 Beta when only controlling for:
- family psychosocial
- gender (female)