- 21-60 aged, urban areas, USA, 1963 - 64
- N = 2787
- Non Response
- ± 20%, Attrition ± 30%
Repeated interviews at home using highly structured questionnaires
- Authors's Label
- Change in marriage happiness
- Our Classification
- Single direct question: 'Taking all things together, how would you describe your marriage?'
- very happy (3)
- pretty happy (2)
- not too happy (1)
Observed Relation with Happiness
- high SES G=+.22 G=+.45
- middle SES G=+.25 G=+.35
- low SES G=+.31 G=+.30
More strongly related to negative affect.
Stronger among females than males.