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Correlational findings

Study Thompson et al. (1960): study US 1952

Public:
60+ aged, employed at start, followed 2 years, USA, 1952-54
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1559
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview, followed by 2 mailed questionnaires.

Correlate

Authors's label
Subjective health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on question on health (text not reported)
0: poor
1: good
Assessed at T2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO---mq-v*-10-a D% =                               T2 health
                              poor     good
T1-T2 CHANGE happy to UNhappy
- Gainfull employed thoughout 60%(151) 24%(399)
- Retired willing             50%(52)  27%(97)
- Retired reluctant           64%(23)  54%(52)

Poor health in T2 goes together with a loss of happiness since T1