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Correlational findings

Study Frijters et al. (2004a): study DE 1991 /1

Public:
21-64 aged general public, East Germany, 1991-2001
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3086
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Marital status:
a) Married
b) Separated
c) Divorced
d) Widowed
e) Never married (reference group)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.27 Married, males   (vs. never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = -.04 Married, females (vs. never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.07 Separated, males (vs. never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.13 Separated, women (vs. never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.30 Divorced, men   (vs. never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.21 Divorced, women (vs. never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta-f = +.47 Widowed, men   (vs. never married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.19 Widowed, women  (vs. never married)

Beta's controlled for:
- number of children
- disability
- employment status
- household income
- border east/west germany
- year dummies