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Correlational findings

Study Sandner (2013): study DE 2006

Public
Participants in a support program for disadvantaged first-time mothers, followed from pregnancy until 2 years after birth of first child, Germany, 2006-2009
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
> 50%
Assessment
Interview: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)
Biannual telephone interviews with the mothers are used as the main data source to examine the impact of Pro Kind on maternal life course

Correlate

Authors's Label
Pro Kind Family Policy
Our Classification
Remarks
Home visits by midwives, nurses of social pedagogues. Average family got 45 visits of average 82 minutes. Major aims were to improve - economic self-ufficiency - family planning - finishing education - finding a job
Distribution
N = 1: 237, 0: 195
Operationalization
1: Participants in Pro Kind program
0: Controls

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b = +.15 p < .01 b controled for
- community fixed effects
- age of the treatment child
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = + Participants  M = 7,44  SD = 1,91
Controls      M = 7,13  SD = 2,10
- difference     +0,31      -0,19
M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-cb DM = + Participants  M = 3,76  SD = 0,88
Controls      M = 3,66  SD = 0,90
- difference     +0,10      -0,02
M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-cb b = +.09 ns b controled for
- community fixed effects
- age of the treatment child

Happiness assessed in 28th month after birth of first child

Next to this positive efect on happiness the program resulted in higher fertility and had no effect on maternal employment, school attendance and child-care use.