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Correlational findings

Study Blanchflower (2007): study ZZ EU 20 1973

Public:
15+ aged, general public, EU 20, Multiple nations, 1973
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 680000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
lndividual unemployment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Being unemployed involuntary.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.36 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by being unemployed in

ALL 20 Nations
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -1.0 p < .05 13 RICH NATIONS. Average GDP: 28,777$
N = 597,246
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.65 p < .05 7 POOR Nations. Average GDP: 9,947$
N = 143,157

Beta and OLRC controlled for:
-inflation
-national unemployment
-GDP per capita
-age
-age squared
-gender
-schoolling
-marital status
-year
-country trends

Similar results with OLRC.