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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
Economic deprivation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question (text not reported)
0: not deprived
1: economically deprived
Assessed at T2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO---mq-v*-10-a D% =                               T2 deprivation
                              NO       YES
T1-T2 CHANGE happy to unhappy
- Gainfull employed thoughout 31%(500) 60%(50)
- Retired willing             30%(125) 58%(24)
- Retired reluctant           51%(57)  71%(31)

Economic deprevation at T2 goed together with a loss of happiness since T1