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Correlational findings

Study Angeles (2008): study GB 1991

Public:
18+ aged general public, UK, 1991-2005
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 1996-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
Dummy variables constructed for each of the academic qualifications of the British academic system:
a) Postgraduate
b) University
c) HND, HNC
d) A-level
e) O-level
f) CSE-level
g ) None of these (reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.14 ns Education postgraduate (vs. Education none) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.11 ns Education university (vs. Education none) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.15 ns Education hnd,hnc (vs. Education none) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.18 p < .05 Education A-level (vs Education none) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.14 p < .10 Education O-level (vs. Education none) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.15 ns Education CSE level (vs. Education none)

b controlled for:
- absolute income
- sex
- age
- marital status
- health
- unemployed
- number of children
- religious participation
- region

Based upon fixed effects analysis; similar results for pooled OLS, Ordered Probit and Ordered Logit