Hypothesis: A higher proportion of those who have a paid job are satisfied with the economy than those who do not have a paid job.

fre pdjobev.
RECODE pdjobev (1=1) (2=0) INTO paidjob_dummy.
VARIABLE LABELS paidjob_dummy ‘ever had a paid job’.
VALUE LABELS paidjob_dummy 0’no’ 1’yes’.
FREQUENCIES pdjobev paidjob_dummy.

fre stfeco.
RECODE stfeco (0 thru 5=0) (6 thru 10=1) INTO stfeco_dummy.
VARIABLE LABELS stfeco_dummy ‘satisfaction with economy’.
VALUE LABELS stfeco_dummy 1 ‘satisfied’ 0 ‘dissatisfied’.
FREQUENCIES stfeco stfeco_dummy.

LOGISTIC REGRESSION stfeco_dummy WITH paidjob_dummy

0-not satisfied
0-did never have a paid job
1-had a paid job

Exp(b1): The odds of being satisfied with the economy among those who have ever had a paid job are 1.188 times as high as among those who have never had a paid job. However, the results are not significant.

Conclusion: Ever having a paid job does not have an effect on being satisfied with the economy. More precisely: we do not have evidence to state that ever having a paid job has an effect on satisfaction with the economy (p=0,477 > 0,05)