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Correlational findings

Study Huang & Humphreys (2010): study US 2005 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States of America, 2005 - 2009
Survey name:
US-BRFSS 2005-09
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1589266
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment status
Our Classification
Distribution
a=52%  b=8.5%   c=2.3%  d=3.7%  e=7.9%  f=4.8%  g=15.9%   h=4.8%  i=19%
Operationalization
a: Work for pay (reference)
b: Self employed
c: Long term unemployed
d: Recently unemployed
e: Home maker
f : Student
g: Retired
h: Unable to work
i: Limitation on activity

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e Beta = +.02 p < .01 none Self employed             (vs wage employed) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e Beta = -.2 p < .01 none Long term unemployed      (vs wage employed) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e Beta = -.18 p < .01 Longitudinal Recently unemployed       (vs wage employed) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e Beta = +.03 p < .01 none Home maker                (vs wage employed) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e Beta = +.07 p < .01 none Student                   (vs wage employed) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e Beta = +.07 p < .01 none Retired                   (vs wage employed) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e Beta = -.21 p < .01 none Unable to work             (vs wage employed) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e Beta = -.24 p < .01 none Limitation on activity    (vs wage employed)

Betas controled for
- individual characteristics
  -income
  - sexe
  - age
  - education
  - marital status
  - ethnicity
- county characteristics
  - medion household income
  - population dessity
  - % population in urnan area
  - % ownner occupied hpusing
  - % black population
  - % hispanic population
  - % all minirity
  - sports facilities in county