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Correlational findings

Study Glenn & Weaver (1979): study US 1972

Public:
18-59 aged whites, non-institutionalized, USA, 1972-75
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4049
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Presence of child or children
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 No children
1 Children

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = - ß controlled for: marital status, own age, family income, occupational prestige (males only), frequency of attendance of religious services, employment outside home (females only) and years of school completed:                             
          1972   1973   1974   1975   All years

Children aged 0-5
males     -.10   -.08   -.02   -.02   -.05  (01)
females   +.05   -.07   -.03   -.12   -.04  (ns)

Children aged 6-12
males     -.03   -.01   -.02   -.02   -.01  (ns)
females   -.03   -.02   -.07   -.05   -.04  (01)

Children aged 13-17
males     -.00   -.09   -.06   -.02   -.04  (01)
females   -.04   -.04   -.00   -.07   -.04  (01)