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Correlational findings

Study Pierewan & Tampubolon (2014a): study ZZ Europe 2002

Public:
16+ aged general public, EU nations, 2004- 2010
Survey name:
EU-ESS 1-4: 2002-2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a married (reference)
b separated
c widow
d single

Dummy variables:
1 yes
0 no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a b = - p < .01 SEPARATED (vs. married)
        b         se
2004  -.67 (01)  0.044
2006  -.46 (01)  0.049
2008  -.60 (01)  0.045
2010  -.60 (01)  0.045
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a b = - p < .01 WIDOWED (vs. married)
        b         se
2004  -.56 (01)  0.046
2006  -.54 (01)  0.053
2008  -.49 (01)  0.049
2010  -.57 (01)  0.051
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a b = - p < .01 SINGLE (vs. married)
        b         se
2004  -.35 (01)  0.034
2006  -.40 (01)  0.037
2008  -.42 (01)  0.036
2010  -.29 (01)  0.038

b's controlled for:
- frequency internet use
- social life
  - social meeting
  - social support
  - trust
- health
- socio-demographics
  - gender
  - education
  - income
  - employment status
- regional characteristics
  - internet density
  - unemployment rate

Similar results obtained with a logistic regression