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Correlational findings

Study Burnay et al. (2005): study BE 1992

Public:
16+ aged, followed 8 years, Belgium, 1992-2000
Survey name:
EU-Panel Study on Belgian Households(PSHB)
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5790
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1: 1992 T2: 2000

Correlate

Authors's Label
Employment status
Our Classification
Remarks
T2 employment status and happiness used. pre-retired means early retirement.
Related specification variables
Operationalization
a. stable job (reference)
b. temporary job
c. insecure job
d. unemployed
e. pre-retired

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-?-*-a OR = +/- ns Temporay   (vs stable job)
- <30   years: 0.75(ns)
- 30-39 years: 0.96(ns)
- 40-49 years: 1.72(ns)
- 50-65 years: 0.30(07)
O-SL?-?-sq-?-*-a OR = +/- ns Insecure   (vs stable job)
- <30   years: 3.57(07)
- 30-39 years: 4.22(07)
- 40-49 years: 1.00(ns)
- 50-65 years: 0.63(07)
O-SL?-?-sq-?-*-a OR = +/- p < .05 Unemployed  (vs stable job)
- <30   years: 0.99(ns)
- 30-39 years: 0.71(05)
- 40-49 years: 0.72(05)
- 50-65 years: 1.47(05)
O-SL?-?-sq-?-*-a OR = 1.57 p < .001 Pre-retired (vs stable job) Only for 50-65 aged

All ORs controlled for:
- gender
- education
- income
- family composition