Study Hetschko (2014): study DE 1991
 Public:
 1865 aged, general public, Germany, followed yearly, 19912012
 Survey name:
 DESOEP combined waves
 Sample:
 Respondents:
 N = 19436
 Non Response:
 Assessment:
 Interview: facetoface
Correlate
 Authors's label
 Perceived chance of losing work
 Our Classification


 Operationalization
 Self report on single question: How likely is it that you will lose your job in the next two years? Please estimate the probability of such as change according to a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means that such a change will definitively not take place and 100 means that such a change will take place.
1: low: up to 30%
2: high: more than 30%
Observed Relation with Happiness
low chance of losing M = 7,3
high chance of losing job M = 6,3
 difference 1,0
low chance of losing M = 7,4
high chance of losing job M = 6,7
 difference 0,7
low chance of losing M = 7,3
high chance of losing job M = 6,8
 difference 0,5
Similar results when additionally controled for
 personal characteristics
 age
 marital status
 health, disability
 children in household
 financial situation
 income
 house owned
 work characteristics
 years unemployment experience
 new job
 tenure
 working hours
 greater among
 males
 business owners
 no employees
 smaller among
 females
 unaffected by personality