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Correlational findings

Study Luechinger (2010): study ZZ Europe 1979

Public:
14+ aged, general public EU nations 1979-1994
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer ?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 223982
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Employed
Our Classification
Operationalization
a:  self-employed (reference group)
b:  other occupation
c:  housekeeping
d:  retired
e:  unemployed
f:  in education

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.10 p < .001 Other occupation (vs self employed) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.03 p < .001 Housekeeping (vs self employed) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.03 p < .001 Retired (vs self employed) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.31 p < .001 Unemployed (vs self employed) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.16 p < .001 In education (vs self employed)

b's controled for:
- household income
- household size
- personal characteristics
  - age
  - gender
  - marital status
  - children
  - education
  - rural/urban living
- Country characteristics
  - real GDP
  - unemployment rate
  - % GDP agrarian
  - % GDP industrial
  - % GDP FDI flows
  - urbanization
- Climate
  - % cloudy per month
  - rain
  - temperature
  - vapor pressure
- Country effects
- Year effects

Similar results in analysis using:
- Probit Adjusted OLS (POLS)
- Instrumental Variable (VI)