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Correlational findings

Study Hessami (2010): study ZZ Western Europe 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 12 European nations, 1990-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 153268
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: Married
b: Divorced
c: Separated
d: Widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = +.08 p < .01 Married (vs. unmarried)
Comparable result with ordered probit estimation: OPRC= +0,148
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.13 p < .01 Divorced (vs. not divorced)
Comparable result with ordered probit estimation: OPRC= -0,202
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.20 p < .01 Separated (vs.living together)
Comparable result with ordered probit estimation: OPRC= -0,305
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.06 p < .01 Widowed (vs. not-widowed)
Comparable result with ordered probit estimation: OPRC= -0,099
Beta's  controlled for:
- individual level
  - age
  - sexe
  - relative income
  - ideological preferences
  - education
  - employment status
  - number of children
- national level
  - unemployment rate
  - inflation rate
  - total government expenditures
  - public education expenditures
  - public social protection expenditures
  - public health expenditures