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Correlational findings

Study Dykstra & Liefbroer (1998): study NL 1992

Public:
55-89 aged, The Netherlands, 1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3729
Non Response:
38,3
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Correlate

Authors's label
parental history
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Ever had children, all still alive
0: Never had children (ref.)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a = EVER HAD CHILDREN, ALL STILL ALIVE (vs never had children) O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.21 p < .01 Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.01 ns Females

B's controled for:
- current age
O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.15 p < .05 Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.07 ns Females

B's additionally controled for:
- marital history
- early retirement
- occupational mobility