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Studies

Hatch & Stull (1986): study US 1969

Publication

Author(s):
Hatch, L.R.; Stull, D.E.
Title:
Unraveling the Effects of Multiple Life Changes. A Reanalysis.
Source:
Research on Aging, 1986, Vol. 8, 505 - 514

Investigation

Public
58-63 aged married, followed 6 years, USA, 1969-1975
Survey name
US-CPS multiple waves
Sample
Probability stratified sample
Respondents
N = 11153
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
Happiness
Page in publication:
507

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change marital status Recent divorce/separation
Recent widowhood
Later divorce/separation
Later widowhood
Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed + separated + divorced)
Time since retirement Time since retirement Income Household income Contacts with relatives Contacts with relatives
Frequency of intimate contacts
R square Summed socio-demographic + social ties