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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
loss of children
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Had children: lost a child
   a: lost one but not all
   b: lost all children
0: Has children, all still alive (ref.)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a = LOST A CHILD BUT NOT ALL (vs all still alive) O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a = Males: insufficient data O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.01 ns Females O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a = LOST ALL CHILDREN       (vs all still alive) O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.01 ns Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.50 p < .01 Females

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