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Correlational findings

Study Wunder (2008): study DE 1985

Public:
18+ aged general public, Germany, followed 21 years, 1985-2006
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 23757
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) single (reference group)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.17 p < .01 Last year CHANGE in happiness (T - T-1) by CHANGE in marital status
(a) married   (vs single)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.12 p < .10 (b) separated  (vs single) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.16 p < .01 (c) divorced  (vs single) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.67 p < .01 (d) widowed   (vs single)

b controlled for:
- Household income
- Household size
- Years of education
- Home owner
- Employment status