Correlational finding on Happiness and Work hours
Subject code: W04ab17

StudyAlesina et al. (2005): study DE 1990
TitleWork and leisure in the U.S. and Europe: Why so Different?
SourceWorking Paper no 11278, NBER Working Paper Series, 2005, Cambridge, USA.
URLhttp://www.nber.org/papers/w11278.pdf?new_window=1
Publicemployed heads of household, Germany, followed 10 years from 1990-2000
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =38558

Correlate
Author's labelWeeks of Vacation
Page in Source 59
Our classificationWork hours, code W04ab17
Operationalization
Self report on single question. Text not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ab=+.05 p < .05
T1 (1990)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ab=+.09 p < .01
T2(2000)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ab=+.04 ns
T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness

B's similar across age groups


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-aSelfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0 dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
bREGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: unlimited

Meaning:
b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.
B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.
B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl