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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
  • EMPLOYMENT Current employment status Unemployed involuntary
Operationalization
Being unemployed involuntary.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.36 INDIVIDUAL Happiness by being unemployed in
 
 ALL 20 Nations
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -1.0 13 RICH NATIONS. Average GDP: 28,777$
 N = 597,246
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.65 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.