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Correlational findings

Study DiTella et al. (2007): study DE 1984

Public:
18+ aged general public, (West-)Germany, followed 16 years 1984-2000
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7812
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Socio-economic status based upon:
- skill level and specialization of a persons job
- prestige score related to a certain occupation (general desirability or goodness of an occupation)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.16 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT level of status O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.09 CURRENT happines by PAST level of status (one year ago) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.06 Status (two years ago) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.09 Status (three years ago) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.02 Status (four years ago) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.01 ns CURRENT happines (T) by CHANGE in status (T-1 to T) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.01 ns Positive change only O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.08 ns Negative change only

All betas (fixed effects) controlled for:
- houzehold income
- marital state
- employment state
- education
- physical health
- number of children
- child birth in past year