Correlational findings

Study Biddle (2014a): study AU 2008

15+ aged indigious people, Australia, 2008
Survey name
N = 7800
Non Response
Interview: Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)


Authors's Label
Our Classification
CDEP is Community Development Employment Projects for indigous Australiians Comparison data base case Australian taken from HILDA 2008
1 Employment status
  a) Not in the labour force
  b) Unemployed
  c) Works part-time
  d) neither a manager nor a professional
  e) Main job is in the CDEP scheme
0 'base case' Australian (reference)
  - male
  - aged 35-54
  - lives in non-remote Australia
  - is married
  - lives in a couple family without children
  - Indigenous Australians only in household
  - speaks English at home
  - no residual change previous 5 years   
  - employed full time as manager
  - has completed Year 12
  - does not have a qualification
  - assesses own health very good
  - not a victim of violence last 12 months
  - not arrested in the last 5 years
  - lives in a house that meets standards

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b b = -.04 p < .05 Probability of being very happy in comparison to the base case Australian.

1a) Not in the labour force
O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b b = -.06 p < .05 1b) Unemployed O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b b = -.01 ns 1c) Works part-time O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b b = +.01 ns 1d) Occupation is neither a manager nor a profressional O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b b = +.02 ns 1e) Main job is in the CDEP scheme

b controled for:
- Personal characteristics:
  - Age
  - Gender
  - Family Status
  - Employment
  - Education
- Environmental characteristics:
  - Index of neighbourhood problems
  - Index of service access barriers
  - Lives in remote Australia
  - non-Indigenous person living in
  - Main language spoken at home is not English
  - Changed residence in the previous 5 Years
  - Victim of violence in previous 12 months
  - Arrested in previous 5 years
  - Lives in a house below standard