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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
Reason for job los
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: How did that job end?
a: ceased self-employment
b: plant closure (reference)
c: dismissed
d: end of contract
e: self resigned

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = +/-                             Happiness (M)
                            at T0   Change
                                    T-2 to T0
a: ceased self-employment   4,7      -1,4
b: plan closure             5.5      -0,9
c: dismissed                5,7      -0,7
d: end of contract          5,7      -0,7
e: self resigned            6,1      -0,4
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.03 ns CHANGE in happiness following CEASED SELF-EMPLOYMENT (vs job-end due to plant closure)
- not working   b = +.06 (ns)
- unemployment  b = -.66 (01)
  - stronger among new unemployed
    - willing to return to work   b = -.71(01)
  - similar among new unemployed
    - in poor health
    - on welfare
    - male or female
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.43 p < .01 CHANGE in happiness following RESIGNATION (vs job-end due to plant closure)
- not working   b = +.56 (01)
- unemployment  b = +.54 (01)
  - lower among new unemployed
    - willing to return to work  b = +.35 (01)
    - on welfare                 b = +.40 (01)
  - similar among new unemployed
    - in poor health
    - male or female
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.05 ns CHANGE in happiness following DISMISSAL (vs job-end due to plant closure)
- not working   b = +.03 (ns)
- unemployment  b = +.17 (10)
  - lower among new unemployed
    - willing to return to work   b = +.06   
  - similar among new unemployed
    - in poor health
    - on welfare
    - male or female)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.02 ns CHANGE in happiness following END CONTRACT (vs job-end due to plant closure)
- not working   b = +.15 (10)
- unemployment  b = +.23 (05)
  - lower among new unemployed
    - willing to return to work b = +.14(ns)   
  - similar among new unemployed
    - in poor health
    - on welfare
    - male or female