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Correlational findings

Study Fleche (2015): study SY 1999

Public:
14+ aged general public, Switserland, followed 12 years 1999-2012
Survey name:
CH-SHP pooled waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 married
0 non--married
   a single
   b widowed
   c separated
   d divorced

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = -.34 p < .01 CURRENTLY single  (vs currently married) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = -.44 p < .01 CURRENTLY widowed  (vs currently married) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = -.82 p < .01 CURRENTLY divorced (vs currently married) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = -.48 p < .01 CURRENTLY separated (vs currently married)

b-fix controled for:
- personal characteristics
  - sexe
  - personal income
  - age
  - employment status
  - education
  - religion
  - language
  - political preference
  - self rated health
  - foreign born
- Centralization reform in canton

Unaffected by additional control for
- canton characteristics
  - income per capita
  - unemployment rate
- municipal population size
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = +.07 ns REMAINED single             (vs remained married) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = -.60 p < .01 BECAME or REMAINED widowed   (vs remaimed married) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = -.55 p < .01 BECAME separated             (vs remained married) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h b-fix = -.09 p < .05 REMAINED or REMAINED divorced (vs remained married)

b-fix controled for CHANGE in
- personal characteristics
  - income
  - age
  - sexe
  - employment status
  - self rated health
- centralizatiion reform in canton

Unaffected by additional control for CHAANGE:
- canton characteristics
  - income per capita
  - unemployment rate
- municipal population size