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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
children
Our Classification
Operationalization
Follow-up over 17 years
1: did not get children
2: got children

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DMa = - Ss with children get somewhat less happy in the years after marriage and are 10 years after marriage about half a point less happy than married Ss without children.

Ss with children who share households tasks with their spouce are less happy than Ss's in traditional task-specialized marriages, especially during the first five years after marriage.

Ma controled for:
- education
- household income
- household size
- position in household
- employment
- place of residence
- citizenship status (migrant or not)