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Correlational findings

Study Cornelisse-Vermaat (2005): study NL 2001

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2551
Non Response:
76,6%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status/having children
Our Classification
Operationalization
1. married/cohabiting, without children or children at different ages.
0. not married (a. single; b. divorced) without children or children at differen ages.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = + No Children
1: Mean 7,26 SE:0,10
a: Mean 7,16 SE:0,08
b: Mean 7,02 SE:0,15
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a AoV = p < .10 1>a,b C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = + With Children
1: Mean 7,31 SE:0,12
a: Mean 7,22 SE:0,11
b: Mean 7,20 SE:0,18
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a AoV = p < .10 1>a,b C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = + p < .05 Married/
cohabiting        Mean             
-has children     7,31
-no children      7,26
difference       +0,05
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = + p < .05 Single            Mean              
-has children     7,22
-no children      7,16
difference       +0,06
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = + p < .05 Divorced          Mean           
-has children     7,20
-no children      7,02
difference       +0,18
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = -.02 ns Single parents with children 0-3
(vs. Single parents with children age >25)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = +.02 ns Single parents with children 4-11
(vs.Single parents with children age >25)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = +.02 ns Single parents with children 12-15
(vs. Single parents with children age >25)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = -.03 p < .10 Single parents with children 16-25
(vs. single parents with children age >25)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = -.04 p < .10 Couples with children 0-3
(vs. Couples with children age >25)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = -.04 ns Couples with children 4-11
(vs. Couples with children age >25)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = -.01 ns Couples with children 12-15
(vs. Couples with children age >25)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = +.02 ns Couples with children 16-25
(vs. Couples with children age >25)

Beta's controlled for
-gender
-ethnic groups
-education
-age
-smoking
-overweight
-self-reported health
-working hours
-household income
-total outsourcing expenditures
-total household and caretime
-homeownership
-living in urbanm area
-unemployment
-religious affiliation