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Correlational findings

Study Frijters et al. (2004a): study DE 1991 /1

Public:
21-64 aged general public, East Germany, 1991-2001
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3086
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Employment status:
a) employed full time
b) employed part time
c) materinty leave (women only)
d) nonparticipant
e) unemployed (reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.70 a) employed full time, men (vs. unemployed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.75 a) employed full time, women (vs. unemployed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.47 b) employed part time, men (vs. unemployed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.74 b) employed part time, women (vs. unemployed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.86 c) maternity leave, women (vs. unemployed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.56 d) nonparticipant, men (vs. unemployed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.64 d) nonparticipant, women (vs. unemployed)

Beta's controlled for:
- marital status
- number of children
- disability
- household income
- border east/west germany
- year dummies