Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Trend happiness in parents

StudyCamp (2016): study DE 2005
TitleFamily and Labor Market Policies in Germany: The Well-Being of Working Women.
SourceConnerley, M.L.;Ed.:"Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women", Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 449 - 472
DOIdoi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9897-6
Public18-62 aged women, Germany, 2005-2009
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =10000

Correlate
Author's labelHas children
Our classificationTrend happiness in parents
Operationalization
1  has children
0  has not
Remarks
Working women only

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dDM=-
        Has children Has not   difference
          Full-time working
1999    M=7.10       M=7.11     -0,01
2000    M=7.18       M=7.25     -0,07
2001    M=7.17       M=7.19     -0,02
2002    M=7.21       M=7.21     0
2003    M=7.10       M=7.10     0
2004    M=6.96       M=6.98     -0,02
2005    M=7.09       M=7,13     -0,04
2006    M=7.01       M=7,15     -0,14
2007    M=7.03       M=7,19     -0,16
2008    M=7.05       M=7,22     -0,17
2009    M=7.02       M=7,15     -0,13
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dDM=-
          Part-time working
1999    M=7.08       M=7.18     -0,10
2000    M=7.18       M=7.30     -0,12
2001    M=7.20       M=7.23     -0,03
2002    M=7.19       M=7.23     -0,04
2003    M=7.10       M=7.11     -0,01
2004    M=6.88       M=6.85     +0,03
2005    M=6,97       M=7.07     -0,10
2006    M=6,89       M=7.10     -0,21
2007    M=6,98       M=7.17     -0,19
2008    M=6,96       M=7.14     -0,20
2009    M=6,97       M=7.15     -0,18


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dSelfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 totally unsatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl