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Correlational findings

Study Kavetsos & Koutroumpis (2011): study ZZ EU28 2005

Public:
15+ aged general public, 29 EU countries, 2005- 2008
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 28000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment Status
Our Classification
Distribution
a.6% b.7% c.10% d.10% e. 20% f.9% g.9%
Operationalization
0. Work as white collars
1a. Unemployed
1b.Self-employed
1c. Manager
1d. Manual worker
1e. Retired
1f.  Housekeeper
1g. Student

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.14 p < .01 a. Unemployed    (vs Work as white collars) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.01 b. Self-employed (vs Work as white collars) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.03 p < .01 c. Manager       (vs Work as white collars) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.04 `01 d. Manual worker (vs Work as white collars) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = -.02 e. Retired       (vs Work as white collars) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.01 f. Housekeeper   (vs Work as white collars) O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.14 p < .01 g. Student       (vs Work as white collars)

bs controlled for
Nation characteristics:
- log GDP per capita
- Year effects
- Country effects
Community characteristics:
- Community size
Personal characteristics:
- Fixed phone
- Mobile phone
- TV
- TV with DVD
- CD
- PC without Internet
- PC with Internet
- Male
- Age
- Age squared
- Marital status
- Current financial situation
- Education level