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Correlational findings

Study Brodeur & Connoly (2012): study CA Quebec 1998

Public:
20-49 aged, Canada 1998-2005
Survey name:
CA-Canadian Community Health Survey: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 29000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Child day-care subsidy
Our Classification
Remarks
Canadian province of Quebec implemented a generous program providing $5-a-day child care to children under the age of 5. In contrast, the number of subsidized-fee day care spaces in the rest of Canada was relatively small compared with the province of Quebec and barely changing over the period considered
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Change subsidy child daycare in regions in Canada 1997-2005
1: Experimental:  Subsidy increased in 1997 in
    Quebec for parents of child below age 5
0: Control: Subsidies remained equal for parents of child
    a: aged 0-4 in other regions of Canada
    b: aged 5 or older in Quebec

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-nvt-10-a b = +.01 ns CHANGE life-satisfaction among benefitors (parents with child aged 0-4 in Quebec)
vs non-benefiting parents of child
- aged 0-4 in other regions of Canada
- aged 5 years or older in Quebec

b(+.012) controled for:
- having a child in age 0-4
- post 1998
O-SLW-c-sq-nvt-10-a b = -.17 p < .01 b additionally controled for:
- Individual characteristics
  - Age
  - Gender
  - Born in Canada
  - Marital status
  - Education
  - Religion
  - Church attendance
- Year

Negative among men                 b = -.16(01)
No effect among women              b= +.00(ns)

Positive among low educated men    b = +.16(05)
Positive among low educated women  b = +.5(01)
Negative among high educated men   b = -.26(01)
Negative among high educated women b = -.20(05)

Similar among marital categories
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-d b = -.12 p < .01 CHANGE happiness among benefitors (parents with child aged 0-4 in Quebec)
vs non-benefiting parents of child
- aged 0-4 in other regions of Canada
- aged 5 years or older in Quebec

b(-.12) controled for:
- having a child in age 0-4
- post 1998
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-d = b additionally controled for:
- Individual characteristics
  - age
  - gender
  - migrant status
  - marital status
  - education
  - religion
  - church attendance
- Year

Positive among men               b = +.08(,10)
Negative among women             b = -.07(,10)

Positive among low educated men    b = +.28(05)
Positive among low educated women  b = +.31(01)
No effect among high educated men  b = +.00(ns)
Negative among high educated women b = -.22(01)

Negative among married women       b = -.11(05)
Positive among unmarried women     b = +.46(01)
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-d =