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Correlational findings

Study D'Ambrosio & Frick (2012): study DE 1992

Public:
18+ aged general public, followed 15 years, 1992-2007, Germany
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 184000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a) separated
b) single
c) divorced
d) widowed
e) married (reference group)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.40 p < .01 a) separated (vs married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.11 p < .01 b) single (vs married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.08 p < .01 c) divorced (vs married) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.42 p < .01 d) widowed (vs married)

b's controlled for:
- age
- dummy east germany
- years of education
- number of children in household
- homeownership
- unemployment index
- disablity
- unemployment status
- household member in need of care
- community size
- dummy for learning effect
- household income
- past household income
- social reference income