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Correlational findings

Study Börsch-Supan & Jürgens (2006): study XZ Germany West 1984

Public:
50-65 aged, West-Germany, followed 18 years, 1984-2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Yearly

Correlate

Authors's label
Retirement
Our Classification
Operationalization

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = CHANGE in happiness after age 50.

Life satisfaction appears quite stable for those who retire at age 65.

Early retirees were originally less happy, but reach about the same level after retirement.