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Correlational findings

Study Glenn & McLanahan (1981): study US 1973

Public:
50+ aged, with no children under age 18 at home, USA,1973-78
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2465
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview at home

Correlate

Authors's label
Number of children
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of children ever had

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = ± Whites         males    ß= -.05 (ns)
               females  ß= +.01 (ns)
Black          males    ß= -.10 (ns)
               females  ß= +.08 (ns)
< 12yrs.school males    ß= -.02 (ns)       
               females  ß= -.00 (ns)
> 12yrs.school males    ß= -.07 (ns)      
               females  ß= +.01 (ns)
Married        males    ß= -.04 (ns)
               females  ß= -.02 (ns)
Unmarried      males    ß= -.08 (ns)
               females  ß= -.02 (ns)
ß controled for age, family income, years of school completed,church attendence and employment status.