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Correlational findings

Study Dykstra & Liefbroer (1998): study NL 1992

Public:
55-89 aged, The Netherlands, 1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3729
Non Response:
38,3
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Early retirement
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Retired before age 55
   a: at age 51-55
   b: at age 50 or earlier
0: Retired after age 55 (reference group)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a = RETIRED BEFORE AGE 50 (vs after age 55) O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.15 p < .05 Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.04 ns Females O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a = RETIRED BETWEEN AGE 51-55 (vs after age 55) O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.09 ns Males O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a b = -.11 ns Females

B's controled for:
- current age
- parental history
- marital history
- occupational mobility