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Correlational findings

Study Brown & Gray (2014): study AU 2002

Public:
16-93 aged general public, Australia, 2002, 2006, 2010
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 27530
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
4 degree or above
3 vocational degree
2 high school
1 below high school level (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.60 p < .000 Degree or above  (vs. below high school level) O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.21 Vocational degree (vs. below high school level)
p = 0.130
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.49 p < .000 Hhigh school      (vs. below high school level)

b-fix controled for:
- income
- age
- ln(household size)
- marital status
- employment status
- self-reported health status


Results don't change substantially, if additionally controled for different wealth measures (total wealth, assets,(secured and unsecured) debt