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Correlational findings

Study Wunder (2008): study DE 1985

Public:
18+ aged general public, Germany, followed 21 years, 1985-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 23757
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Job
Our Classification
Operationalization
Employment status:
a) Non-working
b) In training
c) Job: low-skilled
d) Job: high-skilled
e) Self-employed
f) Jobless
g) Pensioner
h) Job medium-skilled (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.19 p < .01 Last year CHANGE in happiness (T - T-1) by CHANGE in employment status to..
(a) nonworking  (vs working in medium sklilled job)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.02 ns (b) in training (vs working in medium sklilled job) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.06 p < .01 Last year CHANGE in happiness (T - T-1) by change in employment status
(c) job low-skilled
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.03 ns (d) job high-skilled (vs working in medium sklilled job) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.01 ns (e) self-employed (vs working in medium sklilled job) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.56 p < .01 (f) jobless (vs working in medium sklilled job) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.10 p < .01 (g) pensioner (vs working in medium sklilled job)

b controlled for:
- Household income
- Household size
- Years of education
- Home owner
- Marital status