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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
got children
Our Classification
Remarks
Steadily married Ss only
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Follow-up over 17 years
1: got children
0: did not get children

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DMa = +/- FIRST 5 YEARS after birth of first child:
- Specialized (traditional) parents get happier than non-parent couples
- Shared task (modern) parents become less happy than non=parent couples
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = - 5-7 YEARS AFTER birth of first child:
- all parents become less happy than non-parent couples

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