Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Living with children

StudyGschwandtner et al. (2015): study GB 2012
TitleOn the Relationship between Lifestyle and Happiness in the UK.
SourcePaper for 89th Annual Conference of AES, 2015, 1 - 33, Warwick, England
URLhttp://econpapers.repec.org/paper/agsaesc15/204199.htm
Public16+ aged, general public UK, 2012
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =31946

Correlate
Author's labelAge of youngest child
Page in Source 12,14
Our classificationLiving with children
Operationalization
0: no children under 16 (reference)
1. 0-2
2. 3-4
3. 5-11
4. 12-15

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-eb=+/- s
Aged 0-2              (vs no children under 16)
- males    +.15 (01)
- females  +.09 (10)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-eb=- ns
Aged 3-4              (vs no children under 16)
- males    +.07 (ns)
- females  -.10 (10)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-eb=- ns
Aged 5-11            (vs no children under 16)
- males    -.05 (ns)
- females  -.14 (01)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-eb=- s
Aged 12-15           (vs no children under 16)
- males    -.02 (ns)
- females  -.18 (01)

b's controled for:
- age
- socio-economic backgroud (parents education) 
- own education
- marital status
- employment status
- ethnicity
- region
- health behavior
  - daily consumption of fruits and vegetables
  - days walk
  - sporting


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-eSelfreport on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1 not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7 completely satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
bREGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: unlimited

Meaning:
b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.
B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.
B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl