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Correlational findings

Study Koczan (2013a): study DE 1984

Public:
16+ aged general public, Germany, followed 1-26 years, 1984-2010
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 71779
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Married
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
What is your marital status?
1: Married
0: Single

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.08 ns CURRENT happiness by CURRENT marital status O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.18 p < .01 CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in marital status

b's controlled for:
- Age
- gender
- Years of education
- Employed
- Immigrant

Change insignificant after additional control for:
- Works in occupation of training
- Home ownership
- Household size
- Job insecurity