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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
marital history/in second marriage
Our Classification
Distribution
1:    males 68,0%, females 44,1%
0a:  males  9,7%,  females   3,5%
0b:  males  4,2%, females   6,7%
0c:  males  2,3%,  females  4,2%
0d:  males   0,8%,  females   8,7%
0e:  males 11,8%,  females 27,6%
0f:   males   3,1%,  females  5,2%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: In first marriage (reference group)
0: Not in first marriage
   a: in second mariage
   b: single, never married
   c: single, divorced
   d: single, early widowed
      (males before age 70, females before age 65)
   e: single, late widowed
      (males after age 70, females after age 65)
   f: single, after more than one marriage

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.02 ns Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.17 ns Females

B's controled for
-current age
-parental history

B's unaffected by additional control for
-early retirement
-occupational mobility

Divorce has more negative impact on happiness of women than on happiness of men.
O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a = IN 2nd MARRIAGE (vs in 1st marriage)