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Correlational findings

Study McLanahan & Adams (1989): study US 1957

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1957-1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4664
Non Response:
± 30%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Parenthood
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 Parents
  (Excluded parents living with
  children over 17 or not living with
  children under 17
0 Non parents

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DM = + M is Mean happiness on range 0-1: (1= very happy)
           Parents       Non parents
1957       M=0.37        M=0.33
1976       M=0.32        M=0.32