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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
Number of children
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of children:
a age 0-2
b age 3-4
c age 5-11
d age 12-15
e age 16-18

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.03 ns a: number in age 0-2 O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.31 b: number in age 3-4 O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.03 p < .05 c: number in age 5-11 O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.05 p < .01 d: number in age 12-15 O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.05 ns e: number in age 16-18

B's controled for:
- death of intimitate in previous year
- gender
- age
- marital status
- occupation (employed, retired, homemaker, student)
- education
- household size
- homeownnership
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = Additionally controlled using income:
- household income(per household member)

a +.03 ns
b +.03 ns
c -.03 ns
d -.05 p<05
e -.05 ns
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = - instrumented by observation payslip and house prices

a -.06 ns
b -.02 ns
c -.01 01
d -.07 ns
e -.16 ns
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = - instrumented by household income in previous year

a +.06 ns
b +.07 p<05
c -.00 ns
d -.05 p<05
e -.07 ns
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = - log personal income

a +.08 ns
b -.01 ns
c -.08 05
d -.05 ns
e -.06 ns
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = - mean income over time and household income

a +.02 ns
b +.03 ns
c -.03 ns
d -.04 ns
e -.05 ns