Subject code: W04ab14

Study | Green & Heywood (2011): study GB 1999 |

Title | Flexible Contract and Subjective Wellbeing. |

Source | Economic Inquiry, 2011, Vol. 49, 716 - 729 |

URL | http://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Heywood/publication/227346218_FLEXIBLE_CONTRACTS_AND_SUBJECTIVE_WELLBEING/links/0046351a5dfc82a60e000000.pdf |

DOI | doi:10.1111/j.1465-7295.2010.00291.x |

Public | 20-65 aged employees, United Kingdom, 1999-2004 |

Sample | Probability sample (unspecified) |

Non-Response | |

Respondents N = | 30700 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Flexible contract |

Page in Source | 720,726 |

Our classification | Security of job, code W04ab14 |

Operationalization | 1: Flexible contracts: a fixed term contract b agency work c other flexible contract 0 Permanent contract |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e | OPRC=+.15 ns | Males: Fixed term contract |

O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e | OPRC=+.22 ns | Males: Agency work |

O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e | OLRC=-.13 ns | Males: Other flexible contracts |

O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e | OPRC=+.11 ns | Females: Fixed term contract (vs Permanent) |

O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e | OPRC=+.00 ns | Females: Agency work |

O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e | OPRC=-.21 ns | Females: Other flex contracts OPRC controlled for: - Personal characteristics: - Age - Marital status - Presence of a dependent child - Education level - Job characteristics: - Tenure years - Usual hours - Usual overtime - Log wage - Union membership - Public sector employment - Firm size - Managerial or supervisory role - Employer provided pension - Employer provided training - Annual pay incremnents - Night and shift work - Flexitime - Annualized hours - Term time work only - Job sharing Fixed effect analysis |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e | Selfreport on single question: How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 not satisfied at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

OLRC | ORDERED LOGIT REGRESSION COEFFICIENT Statistic: Ordered logit regression coefficient Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: ordered responses Theoretical range: unlimited OLRC > 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a higher probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a lower probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable. OLRC< 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a lower probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a higher probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable. OLRC = 0 No relationship between the independent and dependent variable.. Remarks: The interpretation for the intermediate categories of the dependent variable are ambiguous. It is advised to use marginal effects. |

OPRC | ORDERED PROBIT REGRESSION COEFFICIENT Statistic: Ordered probit regression coefficient Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: ordered responses Theoretical range: unlimited OPRC > 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a higher probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a lower probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable. OLRC< 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a lower probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a higher probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable. OLRC = 0 No relationship between the independent and dependent variable.. Remarks: The interpretation for the intermediate categories of the dependent variable are ambiguous. It is advised to use marginal effects.. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl