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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 (fixed effected analysis)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Employment states:
A: employed for salary
B: unemployed
C: self-employed

Changes over time:T to T+1
A --> A   remained employed for salary
A --> B   became unemployed
A --> C   became self-employed
B --> A   got (re)-employed
B --> B   remained unemployed
B --> C   became self-employed
C --> A   became employed for salary
C --> B   became unemployed
C --> C   remained self-employed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e DM = +/- CHANGE in happiness following CHANGE in employment
A --> A  remained employed           DM = -0.01
A --> B  became unemployed           DM = -0,34
A --> C  became self-employed        DM = +0,08
B --> A  got (re)-employed           DM = +0,39
B --> B  remained unemployed         DM = +0,01
B --> C  became self-employed        DM = +0,41
C --> A  became employed for salary  DM = +0,02
C --> B  became unemployed           DM = -0,23
C --> C  remained self-employed      DM = -0,01
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b-fix = -.31 p < .001 A --> B: BECAME unemployed (vs not) by CURRENT happiness O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.27 p < .001 A --> B: BECAME unemploymed (vs not) by CHANGE in happiness O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b-fix = -.00 ns A --> C: BECAME self-employed (vs not) by CURRENT happiness O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.00 ns A --> C: BECAME selfemployed (vs not) by CHANGE in happiness

b and b-fix controled for CHANGE in
- income
- marital status
- health status
- sexe
- age, age-squared
- education