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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
Number of household members
Our Classification
Remarks
followed 17 years, from 2001-2018 (T1-T18)
Distribution
A M=0.02, SD=0.17
B M=0.02, SD=0.18
C M=0.04, SD=0.22
D M=0.15, SD=0.47
E M=0.54, SD=0.69
F M=0.37, SD=0.49
Operationalization
Number of household members at various age groups

A members aged 0-4
B members aged 5-9
C members aged 10-14
D members aged 15-23
E members aged 24-64
F members aged 65+

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +1.8 ns T1-T18 happiness CHANGE by
- number of household members aged 0-4
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +3.7 p < .01 - number of household members aged 5-9 O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +2.2 p < .10 - number of household members aged 10-14 O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +.27 ns - number of household members aged 15-23 O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -1.2 p < .05 - number of household members aged 24-64 O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +3.9 p < .01 - number of household members aged 65+

b-fix controlled for
Pension eligibility
- age, age squared
- migration status
- aboriginal status
- education qualification
- marital status
- 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