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Correlational findings

Study Cuesta & Budria (2011): study DE 2000

Public:
18+ aged, heads of households, Germany, 2000-2008
Survey name:
DE-SOEP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Distribution
0: M = 0,645 SD = 0,479; 1a: M = 0,248 SD = 0,432; 1b: M = 0,09 SD = 0,286; 1c: M = 0,017 SD = 0,129
Operationalization
0: Married (reference)
1: Unmarried
   a: single
   b: divorced
   c: widow

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.12 p < .01 Single   (vs married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.03 p < .1 Divorced (vs married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.00 ns Widow    (vs married)

Bs controlled for:
- social characteristics
  - age
  - gender
  - financial situation
  - education
  - household size
  - employment status
  - nationality
- personality traits
- accomodation
- absolute lack of
  - facilities (bath, toilet, etc)
  - durables   (car, telephone, etc)
  - health     (bad health, disabled etc)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = No significant change when:

Bs additionally controlled for:
- relative (instead of absolute) lack of
  - income
  - savings
  - facilities
  - durables
  - accomodation
  - health
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = No significant change when:

Bs controlled for:
- social characteristics
- personality traits
- absolute lack
- relative lack

All Bs based on Probit adapted OLS. Random effects model