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Correlational findings

Study DiTella & MacCulloch (2008): study ZZ Western nations 1975

Public:
15+ aged, general public, OECD Nations, 1975-1997
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 371149
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Divorce rate
Our Classification
Remarks
United Nations' Demographic Yearbook and Eurostat’s Demographic Statistics (various issues)
Operationalization
Number of divorces per 1,000 people

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -.06 p < .10 INDIVIDUAL happiness by divorce rate in the nation
OPRC (-0.056) controlled for:
-National characteristics:
  -GDP per capita
  -GDP growth
  -life expectancy
  -Sox emissions
  -hours worked
  -crime rate
  -inflation rate
  -unemployment rate
  -openness
  -unemployment benefits
-Personal characteristics:
  -personal income position
  -employment state
  -male
  -age
  -age squared
  -education
  -marital status
  -size of community