Marriage Matters: Spousal Similarity in Life Satisfaction

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Schimmack, Ulrich; Lucas, Richard E.;
  • Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin
  • Subject: D01 | Subjective Well Being | Assortative Mating | B49 | Couples | Spousal Similarity | Heritability | SOEP | Marriage | Z1 | Subjective Well Being, Life Satisfaction, Marriage, Couples, Spousal Similarity, Heritability, Assortative Mating, Longitudinal Panel, SOEP | Life Satisfaction | Longitudinal Panel
    • jel: jel:Z1 | jel:B49 | jel:D1
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | social sciences

Examined the concurrent and cross-lagged spousal similarity in life satisfaction over a 21-year period. Analyses were based on married couples (N = 847) in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Concurrent spousal similarity was considerably higher than one-year retest... View more
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