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Correlational findings

Study Dorsett & Oswald (2014): study GB 2005

Public:
18+ aged unemployed single mothers, UK, followed 5 years. Participants and controls in a program, 2003-2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3320
Non Response:
41
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Telephone (CAT) and face-to-face interviews T1 (2 Years) after the initial policy intervention T2 (5 Years) after the initial policy intervention

Correlate

Authors's Label
Work Hour
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
A; Worked <= 12 months in past 3 years
     1 yes
     0 no
B: Worked 13-24 months in past 3 years
     1 yes
     0 no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g b = - ns Year 2: when half of the single mothers were treated in an employment program

- Worked <= 12m in past 3 years b = -.08(ns)
- Worked 13-24m in past 3 years b = -.08(ns)
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g b = - s Year 5: when the employment program had stopped and treated mothers worked full time

- Worked <= 12m in past 3 years b = -.13(s)
- Worked 13-24m in past 3 years b = -.16(s)

b coefficients controled for:
- randomly selected into the program (or not)
- age, age squared
- age of youngest child
- education
- work in past 3 years
- weekly earnings in past year
- month on welfare in past 2 years
- on welfare
- region in the UK