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 |

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 | REGRESSION coefficient in ORDERED categorical LOGISTIC analysis. Only the sign of the computed coefficient is informative. Happiness is an ordered categorical variable. Higher categories correspond to being happier. OLRC < 0 indicates that the odds of being beyond a chosen happiness category-to- be-ing at or below that category decreases when 1) the corresponding metric correlate increases 2) the corresponding category of a categorical correlate is compared to the reference category. OLRC > 0 indicates an increase in the odds for both the above cases. |

OPRC | REGRESSION coefficient in ORDERED categorical PROBIT analysis. Only the sign of the computed coefficient is informative. Happiness is an ordered categorical variable. Higher categories correspond to being more happy. OPRC < 0 indicates that the probability of being beyond a chosen happiness category decreases and the probability of being at or below that category increases when 1) the corresponding metric correlate increases 2) the corresponding category of a categorical correlate is compared to the reference category. OLRC > 0 indicates that the probability of being beyond a chosen happiness category increases and the probablity of being at or below that category decreases when 1) the corresponding metric correlate increases 2) the corresponding category of a categorical correlate is compared to the reference category. |

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

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl