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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
Unemployment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-reported on question on current labor force status:
1) Unemployed
0) Other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.28 p < .01 Unemployed vs. employed

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

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