print

Correlational findings

Study Shields et al. (2009): study AU 2001

Public:
15+ aged general public, Australia, 2001
Survey name:
AU-HILDA 2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13903
Non Response:
34%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Additionally self-completion questionnaires were used.

Correlate

Authors's label
Number of children
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
How many children in total have you ever had? That is, ever (fathered / given birth to) or adopted? This only includes natural and adopted children, not step or foster children

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = -.06 p < .01 MALES O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = -.05 p < .01 FEMALES

OPRC's controlled for:
- neighbourhood fixed effects (unobserved characteristics of the neighbourhood)
- age and age squared
- marital status
- number of adults in household
- being an Aborginal/Torres Strait Islander
- being an immigrant
- English speaking ability
- health
- education
- employment status
- household income
- house ownership
- religion
- frequency-preference of paying bills
- suspicious of interview questions
- others present during interview
- respondent was living with both parents  
  at age 14