Correlational findings

Study Schaubert (2015): study DE West Germany 1984

25- 54 aged high educated women, WestGermany, followed 1984-2012
Survey name:
DE-Combination SOEP, Pairfam, Welfare Sysyems
N = 13713
Non Response:
Multiple methods


Authors's label
Career-family combination: 'Have it all'
Our Classification
A Career: monthly earning above 25th percentile of college educated males (vs not)
B Family situation
    a cohabiting with a partner (vs not)
    b children; minor child in the household (vs not)
    c family: cohabits with partner and child(ren) (vs not)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.42 p < .01 A only: Relative high income     (vs not) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.73 p < .01 Ba only: Cohabiting             (vs living alone) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.39 p < .01 Bb only: Children:              (vs childless) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.54 p < .01 Bc only Family                  (vs not living with partner and child) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.36 p < .01 A+Ba: high income and cohabiting  (vs not) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.22 p < .05 A+Bb: high income and children  (vs not) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = -.28 p < .01 A+Bc: high income and family   (vs not)

b's controled for:
- age
- age square
- migration background
- year fixed effects
- indicator variables for birth cohort

b's for  A, Ba, Bb and Bc only differ slightly in analyses A-B combinations

Similar results for 40-54 aged women