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Correlational findings

Study Lalive & Stutzer (2010): study CH 2000

Public:
Salaried workers, Switzerland, 2000-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6203
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital Status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a Single (reference group)
b Married
c Separated
d Divorced
e Widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = +.33 Married (vs sinlge) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = -.65 Separated (vs single) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = -.19 Divorced (vs single) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = +.00 Widowed (vs single)

B's controlled for:
- Gender
- Age
- Nationality
- Employment status
- Household income
- Household size

B = +.33 means that 1 point difference in level of schooling corresponds with +.33
point difference in happiness on the 0-10 scale
Ordered Probit analysis (OPRC) yields similar results.