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Correlational findings

Study Falco et al. (2012): study GH 2004

Public:
15-60 aged, urban population, Ghana, followed 7 years, 2004-2010
Survey name:
GH-UHPS 2004-2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3216
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Different employment status
Our Classification
Remarks
a. Self-employed, with employees: more entrepreneurial (able to hire emploees) b.Self-employed,no employees: a disguised unemployment subsistence mode until their next job c. Wage-employed, informal: employees in firms of up to 5 workers d,Wage-employed, formal: employees in firms of up to 5 workers e.Wage-employed,civil sevice: civil or public sector workers
Distribution
a; 13%, b: 47%, c: 16%, d: 16%, e: 8%
Operationalization
a  Self-employed, with employee    
b  Self-employed, no employee      
c  Wage-employed, informal         
d  Wage-employed, formal           
e  Wage-employed, civil sevice

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLS-c-sq-v-6-a DM = +/-      M       SD
a   3.57    0.85
b   3.23    0.89
c   3.13    0.90
d   3.30    0.90
e   3.53    0.92
O-SLS-c-sq-v-6-a DM = - all self-employed (a+b)     M = 3.30
all wage-employed (c+d+c)   M = 3.29
-difference                    +0.01
O-SLS-c-sq-v-6-a DM = + all self-employed(a+b)      M = 3.30
wage-employed,informal      M = 3.13
-difference                    +0.17
O-SLS-c-sq-v-6-a DM = 0 all self-employed(a+b)      M = 3.30
wage-employed,formal        M = 3.30
-difference                     0
O-SLS-c-sq-v-6-a DM = - all self-employed(a+b)      M = 3.30
wage-employed,civil sevice  M = 3.53
-difference                    -0.23