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Correlational findings

Study Kopmann & Rehdanz (2014): study DE 2004

Public:
Working age people, Germany, followed 5 years 2004-2009
Survey name:
DE-SOEP 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10123
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a Employed (reference)
b Unemployed
c Student
d Non-working
e Military, civil services

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.51 p < .01 Unemployed               (vs. employed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.05 ns Student                  (vs. employed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.06 ns Non-working              (vs. employed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.06 ns Military, civil services (vs. employed)

b controlled for:
- Gender
- People (household size))
- Number of children
- Disabled or not
- Health
- Income
- Spouse in foreign country
- Marital status
- Education
- German citizen or not
- Moving within or across municipalities


Additional control for labor market region effects did not effect b.