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Correlational findings

Study Hetschko (2014): study DE 1991

Public:
18-65 aged, general public, Germany, followed yearly, 1991-2012
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 19436
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment arrangement
Our Classification
Operationalization
A. self-employed
B. wage-employed: standard (reference)
a.
C. wage-employed: non-standard

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = +/- self-employed                M = 7,09
wage-employed: standard      M = 7,13
wage-employed: non-standard  M = 7,12

M computed by WDH team from table 1
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.18 p < .01 Wage-employed:standard(reference) (vs self-employed)
a: employer                 b-fix  = +.17 (10)
b: no employees             b-fix  = +.34 (01)
c: freelancer               b-fix  = +.27 (05)
d: owner of a business      b-fix  = +.19 (01)
e: service sector           b-fix  = +,21 (05)
f: non-service              b-fix  = +.18 (05)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.15 p < .01 Non-standard wage-employed (vs standard)

b-fix 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