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Correlational findings

Study Stutzer & Frey (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
15+ aged, general public West Germany, 1984-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15268
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Yearly

Correlate

Authors's Label
married vs never married
Our Classification
Remarks
Mixed cross-sectional and panel analysis, since average happiness in age groups (Ma) refelcts both difference in age when Ss entered the investigation and the number of years Ss participate differences in happiness among Ss
Operationalization
Follow-up over 17 years
1 married all years
0 never married all years
Marital status and happiness assessed every years

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DMa = + steadily marrieds Ma =
steadily singles  Ma =

Ma's controled for:
- age
- education
- parenthood
- household income
- household size
- position in household
- employment
- place of residence
- citizenship