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Studies

Kohler et al. (2005): study DK 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Kohler, H.P.; Behrman, J.R.; Skytthe, A.
Title:
Partner + Children = Happiness? The Effects of Partnerships and Fertility on Well-Being.
Source:
Population and Development Review, 2005, Vol. 31, 407 - 445

Investigation

Public
20-70 aged identical twins, Denmark, 2002
Sample
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents
N = 3226
Non Response
26%
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life, all things considered?
1  not satisfied at all
2  not particularly satisfied
3  rather satisfied
4  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g
Author's label:
happiness
Remarks:
Skale reduced to 0-2 scale
0 (1+2): 4,26%; 1 (3): 44,4%; 2 (4): 50,19
Page in publication:
413
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.46 -
SD:
0.58 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age group Stage of life Gender Sexe: male (vs female) At least one partnership Earlier marriage relationship(s) Number of additional partnerships (exept the first) Relationship career Currently in partnership Married state (compared to non-married states) Number of separations Ever divorced/separated number of children Number of children first-born boy Ever had children (vs not) first-born girl Ever had children (vs not) Number of additional children Number of children at least one child Ever had children (vs not) remaining with the first partner as for first child Still with first spouse Number of stepchildren Step children First birth at or before age 21 Earlier life (antecedents of happiness)
Age at birth of first child
similarity in happiness Happiness of siblings
Happiness of siblings