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Correlational findings

Study Evans & Kelley (2002): study AU 1984

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1984-2001
Survey name:
AU-National Social Scien
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 26009
Non Response:
35-40%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Preliminary letter announcing the survey, followed by the posted questionnaire and if necessary 4 follow-up maillings.

Correlate

Authors's label
Spouse in labour force
Our Classification
Operationalization
Spouse in labour force, various operationalizations depending on the analysis:
A: 1    - Working
     0    - All other
B: 1    - Full-time
     0.5 - Part-time
     0    - None
C: 40  - Full-time
     20  - Part-time
       0  - None
D: Very long:       60+       5
      Long:               49-59   4
      Full time:         35-48   3
      Part time:          5-34   2
      Not working:    0-4     1

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b b = +.82 ns O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b Beta = ns B and beta controlled for:
- Gender
- Migration
- Family of origin:
  - Parent's education
  - Father's status
  - Parents divorced
  - Number of siblings
Current family situation:
   - Marital status:
     - Married (1st,2nd and de facto)
     - Widowed
     - Divorced
   - Family size
- Age
- Religious involvement:
  - Church attendance
  - Denomination
  - Charity work
- Work status:
  - Education
  - Family income
  - Labor force participation
  - Spouse in labor force


B and beta ns when additionally controlled for
hours worked, occupational status, job security, earnings and unemployment.