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Correlational findings

Study Angeles (2008): study GB 1991

Public:
18+ aged general public, UK, 1991-2005
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 1996-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Dummy variables created for people describing themselves:
a) Married
b) Living in a couple
c) Widowed
d) Divorced
e) Seperated
f) Never married (reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.06 p < .05 Married (vs. never married) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.12 p < .01 Living in a couple (vs. never married) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.15 p < .05 Widowed (vs. never married) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.10 p < .05 Divorced (vs. never married) O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.32 p < .01 Seperated (vs. never married)

b controlled for:
- absolute income
- sex
- age
- health
- education
- unemployed
- number of children
- religious participation
- region

Based upon fixed effects analysis; similar results for pooled OLS, Ordered Probit and Ordered Logit