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Correlational findings

Study Binder & Coad (2013): study GB 1996 /1

Public:
Working age people, UK, followed 10 years 1996-2006
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 49018
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Change in employment (compared to matched control group)
Our Classification
Operationalization
T to T+1 or T+2 CHANGE in employment
1  A: employed     ------> self employed
   B: unemployed   ------> self employed
   C: unemploymed  ------> employed
0  Stayed employed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e DM = + Employed   ---> Self employed (vs Remained)

T to T+1 DM=+.17
T to T+2 DM=+.23
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e DM = - T to T+2 Unemployed ---> Self employed (vs Unemployed to Employed)

T to T+1  DM=-.27
T to T+2  DM=-.11

Similar results when propensity score matching was used.