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Correlational findings

Study Cuesta & Budria (2011): study DE 2000

Public:
18+ aged, heads of households, Germany, 2000-2008
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment status
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Employed
0: Unemployed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.02 ns PROBIT ADAPTED OLS.

Employed                    (vs Not)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.19 p < .01 Unemployed                  (vs Not)

Bs controlled for:
- social characteristics
  - age
  - gender
  - financial situation
  - education
  - household size
  - marital status
  - nationality
- personality traits
- accomodation
- absolute lack of
  - facilities (bath, toilet, etc)
  - durables   (car, telephone, etc)
  - health     (bad health, disabled etc)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.01 ns Employed                    (vs Not) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.20 p < .01 Unemployed                  (vs Not)

Bs additionally controlled for:
- relative (instead of absolute) lack of
  - income
  - savings
  - facilities
  - durables
  - accomodation
  - health
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.02 ns Employed                   (vs Not) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.19 p < .01 Unemployed                (vs Not)

Bs controlled for:
- social characteristics
- personality traits
- absolute lack
- relative lack

All Bs based on Probit adapted OLS. Random effects model