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Correlational findings

Study Kamp Dush et al. (2008): study US 1980 /1

Public:
Married people, USA, followed 20 years 1980-2000
Survey name:
US-Longitudinal study Instability of marriage over life course
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2034
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Family income
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at each wave. T1-T6 difference: 20 years
Distribution
Range= 2500-65000, M= 27,516, SD= 13,267
Operationalization
Log family income

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +.16 p < .01 T1-T6 CHANGE happiness by T1-T6 CHANGE family income

b-fix controled for CHANGE in
- children below 18 in household
- marital happiness
- use of public assistance
- wife ermployed full-time
- husband employed
- Equal decision making
- Traditional gender studies
- Traditional marriage attitudes
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +.12 p < .01 b-fix additionally controled for:
- husband's share of household work
- equal decision making
- traditional gender attitudes
- traditional marriage attitudes