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Correlational findings

Study Hinks & Davies (2008): study MW 2004

Public:
Household heads, Malawai 2004-2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11272
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
marriage/separated/widowed
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: married
0: not married
    a: separated
    b: widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e b = +.15 p < .05 Married (vs not)
- no significant difference between males and females
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e b = -.04 ns Separated
- negative among women
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-e b = +.02 ns widowed
- no significant difference between males and females

B's controlled for
- individual characteristics
  - age
  - education
  - employment
  - marriage
    - status (married,divorced, wiwow)
    - polygamous (vs not)
  - religion
  - interaction religion-polygamous marriage
- household situation
  - size
  - consumption per capita
  - sick member
- local environmnent
  - consumption level
  - safety
    - atacked in the last year
    - feeling unsafe
  - rural (vs not)
  - hunger season
  - member of parliament lives in area