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Correlational findings

Study Botha et al. (2018): study ZA 2012

Public:
16+ aged general public, South Africa, 2012
Survey name:
SA-SAS 2012_1
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2111
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Household structure
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: skip-generation and multi-generation household (reference)
b: single-parent households with at least one child
c: couple with no children
d: couple with at least one child
e: other households (includeing family forms such as mixed families with non-relatives living in the household, and siblings only)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab Beta = -.02 SINGLE PARENT WITH CHILD    
(vs skip- and multi-generation household)

Beta controlled for:
- individual SES index
- family situation
  - attachment
  - changeability
  - household size
  - household structure
  - female-headed household
- personal characteristics
  - log(age), log(age squared)
  - gender
  - race (coloured, Asian/Indian, white)
  - marital status
  - health
  - religion
- location
  - geographical area

Beta unaffected by alternativ control of SES:
- individual SES quartiles
- household SES index
- household SES quartiles
- subjective SES index
- subjective SES quartiles
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab Beta = -.01 COUPLE WITH NO CHILDREN
(vs skip- and multi-generation household)

Beta controlled for:
- individual SES index
- family situation
- personal characteristics
- location

Beta unaffected by alternativ control of SES:
- individual SES quartiles
- household SES index
- household SES quartiles
- subjective SES index
- subjective SES quartiles
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab Beta = .00 COUPLE WITH CHILD
(vs skip- and multi-generation household)

Beta controlled for:
- individual SES index
- family situation
- personal characteristics
- location

Beta unaffected by alternativ control of SES:
- individual SES quartiles
- household SES index
- household SES quartiles
- subjective SES index
- subjective SES quartiles
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab Beta = -.02 OTHER HOUSEHOLDS
(vs skip- and multi-generation household)

Beta controlled for:
- individual SES index
- family situation
- personal characteristics
- location

Beta unaffected by alternativ control of SES:
- individual SES quartiles
- household SES index
- household SES quartiles
- subjective SES index
- subjective SES quartiles