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Correlational findings

Study Kamp Dush et al. (2008): study US 1980

Public:
Married people, USA, followed 20 years 1980-2000
Survey name:
US- BRFSS 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 962
Non Response:
53%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Husband share housework
Our Classification
Distribution
1: 27%; SD= 18%
Operationalization
Selfreport on question  In every family there are a lot of routine tasks that need to be done, such as
- Cleaning the house
- Doing the laundry
- Cleaning up after mealds
- Cooking dinner
0= None
,25= Less than half
,50= About half
,75= More than half
1= All of it

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +,01 ns T1 lifesatisfaction by T1 husband share housework

b-fix controled for:
- T1-T6 trajectory of marital satisfaction
  - stable high
  - stable middler
  - low and declining
- T1 family income
- T1 use of public assistance
- T1 wife employed full time
- T1 wife extended hours
- T1 children below age 18
- T1 husband employed
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +,01 ns b unaffected by additional control for:
- T1 Gender relations
  - husband share of household work
  - shared decision making
- T1 values
  - religiousness
  - traditional gender attitude
  - traditional marriage attitude