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Correlational findings

Study Bock & Radelet (1988): study US 1973

Public:
18+aged, white population, USA 1973-1974
Survey name:
US-GSS 1973
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5683
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Age
Our Classification
Operationalization
1:Youger respondents (18-29)
2:Middle aged respondents (30-44)
3:Older respondents (45-90)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% = - ns Religious independents only (N=225)

Age 18-29
-married    18%   very happy
-unmarried  29.9% very happy
difference  -11.9%

Age 30-44
-married    25%   very happy
-unmarried  28.1% very happy
difference  -3.1%

Age 45-90
-married    7.8%  very happy
-unmarried  34.7% very happy
difference  -26.9%