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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
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Individual is:
a) married
b) separated
c) divorced
d) widowed
e) single (reference group)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.05 ns a) married (vs single) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.09 ns b) separated (vs single) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.14 p < .05 c) divorced (vs single) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.43 p < .01 d) widowed (vs single)

All betas, based upon fixed effects, controlled for:
- Monthly household income (log)
- Household size (log)
- Employment status
- Disabled
- Child dummy

Similar results for pooled OLS.