Study Myrskyla & Margolis (2014): study DE 1984
 Public
 New parents, Germany, followed before and after first child, 1984  2009
 Survey name
 DESOEP
 Sample
 Respondents
 N = 4513
 Non Response
 Assessment
 Interview: facetoface
Correlate
 Authors's Label
 Time before/after the childbirth
 Our Classification


 Related specification variables


 Operationalization
 Time before/after the childbirth
T1: 45 years before (=reference)
T2: 23 years before
T3: 1 year before
T4: First child born
T5: 12 years after
T6: 34 years after
T7:59 years after
T8: 1015/18 years after
Observed Relation with Happiness
Fixedeffects controlled for:
 age
 period dummies
 education years
a: 1822
b: 2334
c: 3549
SOEP = German SocioEconomic Panel, with sample
sizes of 691 for ages 15–22; 3,258 for ages 23–34; and 564 for ages 35–49.
Standard errors are estimated using robust methods that account for the clustering of data within individuals. To obtain stable estimates for the young parents, these agestratified analyses use 3–5 years before birth as the baseline.
The test for the overall difference between ages 18–22 and 23–34 is significant at p < .001 (SOEP); the test for the difference between ages 23–34 and 35–49 is significant at p < .001 (SOEP).
The first row of significance markers under the xaxis is for the test between ages 18–22 and 23–34; the second row of significance markers under the xaxis tests differences between ages 23–34 and 35–49.
bfix controls for:
 age
 period dummies
 fixed effects for individuals
a: Men
b: Women
SOEP = German SocioEconomic Panel, with a sample size of 1,927 men and 2,586 women.
Standard errors are estimated using robust methods that account for the clustering of data within individuals. Tests for overall malefemale difference are significant at p < .05 (SOEP) and p < .01 (BHPS).
Bfix controls for:
 age
 period dummies
 fixed effects for individuals
a: Unmarried
b: Married
SOEP = German SocioEconomic Panel, with sample sizes of 3,402 (married) and 1,111 (not
married).
Standard errors are estimated using robust methods that account for the clustering of data within individuals. The test for the difference between partnered and nonpartnered is significant at p < .001 (SOEP).
Bfix controls for:
 age
 period dummies
 fixed effects for individuals
a: high = at least 12 years
b: low = less than 12 years
Model controls for:
 age
 period dummies
 fixed effects for individuals
a: First child
b: Second child
c: Third child
Model controls for:
 previous children's birth and its anticipation
 age
 period dummies
 fixed effects