print

Correlational findings

Study Dykstra & Wagner (2007): study DE 1990

Public:
70-100+ aged, West-Berlin, Germany 1990-1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 516
Non Response:
32%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews in 14 sessions that covered mental and physical health, psychological functioning and social and economic situation.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Never had children
Our Classification
Remarks
Order changed by WDH-team.
Distribution
0: N=23 men and 30 women; 1: N=59 men and 48 women
Related specification variables
Operationalization
0: Never had children
1: Ever had children, all still alive (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a = NEVER HAD CHILDREN (vs ever had children, all alive) O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.03 ns Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.02 ns Females

B's controled for age
O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.03 ns Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = +.08 ns Females

B's additionally controled for:
- marital history
- occupational history