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Correlational findings

Study Winkelmann (2004): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
Parents and their 16+ aged children, West-Germany, followed from 1984 to 1997
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1309
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
With all household members

Correlate

Authors's label
Interdependence of long-term subjective well-being in a family
Our Classification
Operationalization
Correspondence in happiness between members of the same family (parents and children)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.56 44,4 % of the variance in life satisfaction over this period is long-term (as opposed to transitory). Of this longterm variance:
- 56 % is shared by all family members
- 44 % is specific to the individual

Control variables are:
- age
- gender
- employment
- self rated health
- family income
- number of persons in the household
- trend over time