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Correlational findings

Study Aldous & Ganey (1999): study US 1972

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1993
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 101630
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital Status
Our Classification
Operationalization
1. married;
    1a ever divorced
    1b never divorced
2. unmarried
    2a never married
    2b divorced
    2c widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a DM = +                     Whites         Blacks
                 males-females   males-females
1. MARRIED        
1a ever divorced  2,34  2,35      2,07  2,05
1b never divorced 2,32  2,37**    2,15  2,11

2. UNMARRIED
2a never married  2,08  2,18**    1,91  1,91
2b divorced       1,93  2,03*     1,86  1,85
2c widowed        1,91  2,10**    2,00  2,00

* p<.05; ** p<.01