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Correlational findings

Study Biddle (2014): study AU 2008

Public
15+ aged indigious people, Australia 2008
Survey name
AU-NATSISS
Sample
Respondents
N = 7717
Non Response
346
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Employment
Our Classification
Remarks
CDEP is Community Development Employment Projects for indigous Australians Comparison data base case Australian taken from HILDA 2008
Distribution
Not in labour force: 0.398; umemployed: 0.093; works part-time: 0.195; occopuation not manager or a profressional: 0.407; job in the CDEP scheme: 0.062
Operationalization
1: employment status
    a not in labour force
    b unemployed
    c works part-time
    d  full time employed
        occupation not manager or professional
    e full time employed
       occuption in CEDP scheme
   

Base case Australian
  - 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 outside CDEP scheme
  - has completed Year 12
  - does not have a qualification
  - assesses one's own health very good
  - not victim of violence last 12 months
  - not arrested in the last 5 years
  - Lives in a house meets occupancy standard

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 or a professional O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b b = +.01 ns 1e Main job is in the CDEP scheme

b controled for:
- Personal characteristics:
  - Age
  - Gender
  - Family Status
  - Employment
  - Education
- Environmental characteristics:
  - 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