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Correlational findings

Study Nguyen et al. (2020): study AU 2001

Public:
55-75 aged adults, Australia, followed 17 years, 2001-2018
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7568
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Remarks
followed 17 years, from 2001-2018 (T1-T18)
Distribution
A:72%, B:23%, C:5%
Operationalization
A married/De facto
B separated, divorced, widowed
C never married (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +5.6 ns T1-T18 happiness CHANGE by married (vs never married) O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +4.6 ns T1-T18 happiness CHANGE by separated/divorced/widowed (vs never married)

b-fix controlled for
- age, age squared
- migration status
- aboriginal status
- education
- Pension eligibility
- number of household members at various age groups
- home ownership status
- state/territory dummies
- survey year
- survey quarters
- local socio-economic background variables
  - regional unemployment rates
  - an index of relative socio-economic advantage/disadvantage
  - a metropolitan dummy