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Correlational findings

Study Guven (2009b): study DE 1984

Public:
18+ aged, households' heads, Germany, 1984-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 21000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Married
0: Unmarried
   a: single
   b: widowed
   c: divorced
   d: separated

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = +- 1  M = 3,85
0a M = 3,83
0b M = 3,71
0c M = 3,6
0d M = 3,44

The original happiness scale from 0 to 10 is recorded here as follow:
(0,1,2): 1
(3,4):   2
(5,6):   3
(7,8):   4
(9,10):  5
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.21 Single O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.31 Widowed O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.55 Separated

Bs controlled for:
- Personal characteristics
  - labor force satus
  - household size
  - health status
  - number of children
  - education
  - income
  - gender
  - age
- state
- year fixed effects