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Correlational findings

Study Binder & Coad (2013): study GB 1996

Public:
Working age, UK, followed 10 years, 1996-2006
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 49018
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in employment
Our Classification
Operationalization
T1-T2 CHANGE in employment
1   A:  unemployed --> self employed
     B:  employed       --> self employed
0  Stayed employed;

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e DM = T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness: Raw differences
- Employed at T1
  - remaimed employed      DM = -.00  N = 23.439
  - became unemployed      DM = -.40  N = 419
  - became self employed   DM = +.08  N = 512
- Unemployed at T1
  - remaimed unemployed    DM = +.01  N = 458
  - became employed        DM = +.43  N = 490
  - became self employed   DM = +.42  N = 66
- Selfemployed at T1
  - remained self employed DM = +.08  N = 512
  - became employed        DM = -.02  N = 415
  - became unemployed      DM = -.36  N = 42
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e = T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness: Compared to matched controlgroup (nearest neighbour) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e DM = + p < .01 - T1 Employed --> T2 self empoyed (vs remained employed)
  - after 2 years   DM = +.17 (01) N = 15.181
  - after 4 years   DM = +.24 (01) N = 7.896
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e DM = - ns - T1 Unemployed --> T2 self empoyed (vs unemployed to employed)
  - after 2 years   DM = -.13 (ns) N = 326
  - after 4 years   DM = -.03 (ns) N = 147

Comparison using propensity score matching yield similar results