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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
Widowed
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
What is your marital status?
0: Single
1: Widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.25 p < .01 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT widowhood (vs single) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.75 p < .001 CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in marital status

b's controlled for:
- Age
- Gender
- Years of education
- Employed
- Migrant

Dtronger after additional control for

- Works in occupation of training
- Home ownership
- Household size
- Job insecurity
- Parental education