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Correlational findings

Study Abolhassani & Alessie (2013): study DE 1994

Public:
50-70 aged, followed 15 years, Germany, 1994-2009
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10275
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1:1994 T2:1999 T3:2004 T4:2009

Correlate

Authors's Label
Forecast error
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Difference between
A: Expected happiness:
     How do you think you will feel in 5 years
B: Experienced happiness 5 years later
     How satisfied are you with your life all condidered?

Computation: B -A

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = -                   M      SD
All               -0.16  1,97
- Workers         -0,02  1,89
- Unemployed      -0,29  2,31
- Retired
  - voluntary     -0,28  2,01
  - involuntary   -0,31  2,16
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d D% = Two points or more difference A and B
ALL                             16,9
- no change in employment
  - remained employed           16,0         
  - remained unemployed         23,8
  - remained retired            
    - voluntary                 16,1
    - involuntary               25,1
- changed in employment
  - employed->retirement        
    - voluntary                 17,7
    - involuntary               30,1
  - employed->unemployed        27,6
  - Unemployed->retired
    - voluntary                 15,7
    - involuntary               29,0
  - unemployed->employed        18,2

Greater negative misprediction  following unexpected changes in employment