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Correlational findings

Study Boyce & Wood (2011): study DE 2005

Public:
17-96 aged, general public Germany, followed 4 years 2005-2008
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 54460
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Household size (log)
Our Classification
Distribution
Mean: 2.66; S.D.: 1.24
Operationalization
The number of members in the individual's household

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.10 p < .01 Beta (-0.103), based upon fixed effects, controlled for:

- Monthly household income (log)
- Marital status
- Employment status
- Disabled
- Child dummy

Slightly larger effects for pooled OLS.