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Correlational findings

Study Oswald & Powdthavee (2007): study GB 1999

Public:
16-65 aged, United Kingdom, 1999 -2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 28418
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Death child
Our Classification
Operationalization
Response to open question: Would you please tell me anything that has happened to you (or your family) which has stoood out as important?

Death of child
1: mentioned
0: not mentioned

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.40 ns B controlled for death other intimates in previous year

B's controlled for:
- real household income per capita
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.43 ns B additionally controled for:
- gender
- age
- household income (per household member)
- marital status
- occupation (employed, retired, homemaker, student)
- education
- household size
- children (number, age)
- homeownnership

Alternative measurement of control variable income does not make a difference
- household income one year ago
- household income and mean income

Weaker when income is measured using:
- log personal income
- observation of payslip and house prices
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.43 ns - Controlled by death of peer before 1999, real household income per capita and mean income over time.