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Correlational findings

Study Fleche (2015): study SY 1999

Public:
14+ aged general public, Switserland, followed 12 years 1999-2012
Survey name:
CH-SHP pooled waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Language
Our Classification
Remarks
These three languages are spoken in Switserland
Distribution
a: 69%, b: 27%, c: 4%
Operationalization
a: German (reference)
b: French
c: Italian

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = -.18 p < .01 Franch   (vs German) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = -.34 p < .10 Italian  (vs German)
b-fix controled for:
- personal characteristics
  - sexe
  - age
  - personal income
  - marital status
  - employment status
  - education
  - religion
  - political preference
  - foreign born
- Centralization reform in canton

Unaffected by additional control for
- canton characteristics
  - income per capita
  - unemployment rate
- municipal population size