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Correlational findings

Study Haisken-DeNew & Sinning (2010): study DE West Germany 2000

Public:
16+ aged, general public, West Germany, Germany, followed 5 years, 2000-2004
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 33186
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Children in household
Our Classification
Operationalization
a) Children aged 0-2 years in household
b) Children aged 3-6 years in household
c) Children aged 7-16 years in household
d) No children

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.23 p < .01 CHILDREN AGED 0-2  (vs otherwise)
CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in whether one has children between 0-2 years.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.07 p < .05 CHILDREN AGED 0-2  (vs otherwise)
CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in whether one has children between 3-6 years.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.02 ns CHILDREN AGED 0-2  (vs otherwise)
CHANGE in happiness by CHANGE in whether one has children between 7-16 years.

B controlled for:
- age and age squared
- relative income
- employment status
- education
- having a car and telephone
- appreciation of housing surface
- quality of house
- having a PC/stereo/dishwasher
- health
- marital status
- cultural participation
- religious participation
- active in sports