Correlational findings

Study Della Giusta et al. (2010a): study GB 1996 /1

Adults, general public, UK, 1996-2007
Survey name
UK-BHPS 1996
N = 50657
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Attitudes to Family Life
Our Classification
scale of 1-5 where 1=strongly agree and 5=strongly disagree; codes reversed for A,B and F: higher score = more in line with traditional gender roles
Males:     M=2.78  sd=0.61
Females: M=2.87  sd=0.59
Related specification variables
Average of these 6 questions:

A- Pre-school child suffers if mother works
B- Family suffers if mother works full-time
C- Women and family happier if she works
D- Husband and wife should both contribute to the household income
E- Full time job makes women independent
F- Husband should earn wife stay at home

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = - MALES                 FEMALES
b=-.07 SE=.02 p<.01   b=-.03 SE=.02 ns

B's controlled for:
- Life satisfaction partner
- Age
- Age squared/10
- Log (annual household income per capita)
- Number of children of different age groups
- Employment status
- Total hours worked
- Total hours worked spouse/partner
- Percentage share of housework
- Index of time use specialisation
- Cares for spouse/partner
- Cared for by spouse/partner
- Health status