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Studies

Glenn & McLanahan (1981): study US 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Glenn, N.D.; McLanahan, S.S.
Title:
The Effects of Offspring on the Psychological Well-Being of Older Adults.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1981, Vol. 43, 409-421

Investigation

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

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Global HAPPINESS

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Number of children Number of children Having children Current parental status Age Age difference among elderly Church attendance Participation in church Education Level of school-education Income Household income Part-time work Full-time vs part-time Full-time work Full-time vs part-time Married Married state (compared to non-married states)