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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:
Selfreport 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
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
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 Sex (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 Age at birth of first child
Earlier life (antecedents of happiness)
similarity in happiness Happiness of siblings
Happiness of sibblings