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Correlational findings

Study Subramanian et al. (2003): study US 2000

Public:
18-85 aged, general public, United States, 2000-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 21572
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 Married/Partnered (reference)
0 Other:
   a never
   b widowed
   c divorced/separated

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 1.77 p < .05 SINGLE (vs. married):
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy) CI95 [1.49-2.11
So couples had a 77% lower chance to be Unhappy compared to singles.
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e LRCD = +.57 p < .05 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e = WIDOWED (vs. married)
OR= 1.47 (p<.05)
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy) CI95 [1.12-1.92], so couples had a 47% lower chance to be Unhappy compared to widowed.
LRCD= +.39 (p<.05)
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 2.32 p < .05 SEPARATED/DIVORCED (vs. married)
OR of Unhappy (vs. Happy), CI95 [1.96-2.75]
So couples had a more than twice lower chance to be Unhappy compared to separated/divorced.

OR and LRCD controlled for:
- State dummy
- Age
- Gender
- Race
- Married vs. single
- Married vs. separated/divorced
- Education
- Household income
LRCD controlled for:
- State dummy
- Age
- Gender
- Race
- Married vs. widowed
- Married vs. separated/divorced
- Education
- Household income
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e LRCD = +.39 p < .05 O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e LRCD = +.84 p < .05