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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
Employment status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a Unemployed
b Employed (reference)
c Not in the labour force
d Retired

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.41 p < .000 Unemployed             (vs. employed) O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.10 Not in the labour force (vs. employed) O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.30 p < .000 Retired                 (vs. employed)

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

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