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Correlational findings

Study Gilbert et al. (2016): study GB Scotland 2009

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Scotland, 2009
Survey name:
UK-Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS)
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2148
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
number of children under 16
Our Classification
Distribution
Number of children under 16
1 Remote rural areas, Mean = 0.404 , St .Error = 0.075
2 Accesible rural areas, Mean = 0.525, St .Error = 0.053
3 Non-Rural areas, Mean = 0.507, St .Error = 0.024
Operationalization
Number of children under the age of 16 in the household (continuous variable)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e OLRC = -.09 ns Number of children under 16 by individual Life Satisfaction
OLRC controlled for:

-Environmental characteristics
- remote rural area
- accesible rural areas

-Individual characteristics
- male
- age
- age squared
- income quartiles
    - quartile 2
    - quartile 3
    - top quartile
- education
    - o-levels and equivalent
    - a-levels and equivalent
    - nursing and other higher qualifications
    - first degree and higher degrees
- unemployed
- retired
- married, cohabiting, civil partnership
- divorced, separated
- widowed
- health last 12 months excellent/good
- financial position worse than last year
- meet friends and family once/twice a week
- talk to neighbour once/twice a week
- attend local group once a month
- play sport/exercise once a month
- religious service/meetings once a month