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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
Husband share of housework
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at each wave. T1-T6 difference: 20 years
Distribution
Range=0-1, M= 0.27, SD= 0.18
Operationalization
Self report 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 meals, cooking dinner, and so on. How much of this kind of work is usually done by you?’
0:   none
25: less than half
50: about half
75:  more than half
100: All of it

Recoded:
1  all of it
0: other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ca b-fix = +.01 ns T1-T6 CHANHE happiness by T1-T6 CHANGE of husband;s share of housework

b-fix controled for CHANGE in:
- children below age 18 in household
- marital happiness
- family income
- use of public assistance
- wife ermployed full time
- wife's extended hours
- traditional gnder attitudes
- traditional marriage attitudes