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Correlational findings

Study Sarracino (2008): study ZZ World samples 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 39 nations, 1990-2001
Survey name:
INT-WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 267870
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital Status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: married
b: divorced
c: single
d: widowed

rated: 1:yes, 2:no (dummy)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.49 p < .01 MARRIED
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.81 p < .01 High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = -.12 ns DIVORCED
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = 07 ns High income nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.32 p < .01 SINGLE
Low income nations
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a OLRC = +.06 ns High income nations

OLRC's controlled for:
- socio-demographic aspects:
  - age
  - gender
  - education
  - employment
- wealth
  - income
  - subjective health
- relational goods
  - time spend in social contacts
  - memberships of voluntary organizations
- social capital
  - perceived freedom and control
  - trust in people
  - honesty
- positional goods
  - social class
  - income quintile