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Correlational findings

Study Galatzer-Levy et al. (2010): study DE 1984

Public:
21-60 aged unemployed, before and after jobloss, Germany, 1984-2003
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 774
Non Response:
30-40%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Annual interviews at 8 waves of data ( 3 waves pre-event, 1 wave year of event, 4 waves post-event). Subjects were organized around a 'floating baseline' method where subjects' data was centered on the year of unemployment.

Correlate

Authors's label
National unemployment rate
Our Classification
Operationalization
Unemployment rate around jobloss in:
a: nation (Germany)
b: region (Land in Germany)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.05 p < .05 NATIONAL unemployment rate
- in year before jobloss
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = +.05 ns - in year of jobloss O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = -.06 p < .05 REGIONAL umemployment rate
- in year before jobloss
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d r = -.03 ns REGIONAL umemployment rate
-in year of jobloss