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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
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Dummy variables:
a)never married (reference)
b)married
c)living as married (defacto)
d)divorced
e)separated
f)widowed.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = +.14 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL happiness by idividual's marital status
Married   (vs never married) OPRC (+0.144)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = +.03 p < .05 Defacto   (vs never married) OPRC (+0.030) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -.24 p < .05 Divorced  (vs never married) OPRC (-0.240) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -.33 p < .05 Separated (vs never married) OPRC (-0.333) O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -.16 p < .05 Widowed (vs never married) OPRC (-0.157)

OPRC's controlled for:
-National characteristics:
  -GDP per capita
  -GDP growth
  -life expectancy
  -Sox emissions
  -hours worked
  -crime rate
  -divorce rate
  -inflation rate
  -unemployment rate
  -openness
  -unemployment benefits
-Personal characteristics:
  -personal income position
  -employment state
  -male
  -age
  -age squared
  -education
  -size of community