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Correlational findings

Study Pouwels et al. (2008): study DE 1999

Public:
18-65 aged, couples, neither unemployed nor disabled, Germany, 1999
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2698
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Partner's net yearly labour income.
Our Classification
Operationalization
Logarithm of partner's net yearly income

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = + p < .05 WOMEN (+.47) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = + p < .01 MEN (+.42)


OPRC's controled for:
- own income
- product of own income and of partner
- age
- self rated health
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = + p < .05 Additional control for working hours shows the same effect among women (+.48) and a smaller effect among men (+.36)

OPRC's cannot be interpreted as absolute effect sizes. Coefficients denote relative differences in association, e.g. stronger among women than among men.