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Correlational findings

Study Ruprah & Luengas (2011): study ZZ Latin America 1997

Public:
15+ aged, general public in 17 Latin American nations, 1997-2006
Survey name:
Latinobarometro1997
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 120000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a)Single(reference)
b)Married
c)Divorced or widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = +.04 p < .01 Married OPRC (0.0399)          (vs single) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -.04 p < .01 Divorced/widowed OPRC (-0.0444) (vs single)

OPRC's controlled for:
-Country level:
  - unemployment rate
  - inflation rate
-Individual Level:
  - size of the city
  - wealth
  - demographic
  - education
  - employment status
  - maximum inflation rate experienced(age 18+)