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Correlational findings

Study Cameron et al. (2015): study NZ 2008

Public:
65-79 aged general public, New Zealand, 2008 - 2012
Survey name:
NZ-GSS1
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4224
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Education
Our Classification
Distribution
34.3%  having post-secondary education
Operationalization
Selfreport for the highest qualification obtained.
1: no secondary
2: some secondary
3: some post-secondary
4: degree-level or higher

categorize to whether having post-secondary education:
1:  Yes
2:  No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nd b(2SLS = +.00 ns post-secondary education (vs no)

b (+.003) controled for:
- working status
- gender
- partnered
- physical health
- mental health
- age
- local average social status
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nd b-iv = +.02 ns Instrumental variables used
- gender
- regional sex specific employment rate
- regional prime age internal migration rate

b-iv controled for:
- working status
- partnered
- physical health
- mental health
- age
- local average social status