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Correlational findings

Study Ouweneel & Veenhoven (2018): study NL Rotterdam 1997

Public:
13+ aged, general public, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1997-2009.
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 21091
Non Response:
67%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Deprivation level
Our Classification
Operationalization
Deprivation index constructed from
a. average education of people
b. % on social security
c. geographic mobility
d. mean income
e. mean housing value
f. mortality rate
g. unemployment rate

Neighborhoods were grouped in 4 levels of deprivation.
1 least deprived (most favourable condition)
2
3
4 most deprived (least favourable condition)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-ab DM = - Most favorable conditions M = 3.17
More favorable conditions M = 3.11
Some deprivation          M = 3.07
High deprivation level    M = 2.95
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-ab Beta = 0 ns Beta controled for:
- individual characteristics
  - unemployment
  - health (self percieved)
  - income (net household)
  - education level
  - household size
  - immigrant (nonwestern)