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Correlational findings

Study Muffels et al. (2012): study ZZ Europe 2008

Public:
18+ aged general public, 47 countries, 2008
Survey name:
EU-EVS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 67216
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Marital status: partnered
Our Classification
Remarks
Order reversed by WDH team and hence sign of correlation
Operationalization
1. Married/cohabitation
0: Not partnered
   0a. Divorced/separated
   0b. Widowed
  0c. Single

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.6 p < .01 a. Married/cohabitation  (vs  Divorced/separated) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.56 p < .01 b. Married/cohabitation  (vs  Widowed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.48 p < .01 c. Married/cohabitation  (vs  Single)

OPRCs controlled for (model 14):
- Personal characteristics
  - age, age squared, age cubed
  - employment status
  - bad health
  - gender
  - number of children
  - death of a child event
  - religion
  - education
  - church attendence
  - social participation
- Nation characteristics
  - unemployment rate
  - GDP annual growth rate
  - value climate
    - social values
    - modernization values
  - modernity (HDI)
  - income inequality (GINI)
  - macro level interactions
    - social values*HDI
    - modernization values*HDI
    - social values*GINI
    - modernization values*GINI