Correlational findings

Study Sander (2011): study US 2000 /1

25+ aged general public, United States, 2000-2006
Survey name
CN-GSS 2003
N = 6563
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Self-reported on two questions:
A) Are you currently--married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married?
B) How many children have you ever had?

a) married
b) married with kids
c) not married with kids
d) not married and no kids (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OPRC = +43 p < .01 MARRIED
(vs not married and no kids)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OPRC = +.02 ns MARRIED WITH KIDS     
(vs not married and no kids)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa OPRC = -.19 p < .01 NOT MARRIED WITH KIDS
(vs not married and no kids)

OPRC's controlled for:
- health
- living in a metropol
- age and age squared
- income
- gender
- country of birth
- religion
- race
- working full-time
- region in US
- former education