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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.
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