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Correlational findings

Study Calvo et al. (2007): study US 1992

Public:
Eldery, United States, followed through retirement 1992-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2389
Non Response:
25%; from 3022 (fully retired in 2004) to 2389.
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Wealth
Our Classification
Operationalization
Log of mean of non-housing wealth in T1-T2-period. The variable is recoded to zero if mean wealth is negative.
Range: 0 to 18.765 (real USD, 2003).

Values in each wave adjusted by Consumer Price Index (CPI) real dollars.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cw-mq-v-2-b b = +.00 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in Happiness by (log of) mean wealth

b controled for:
-prompt retirement           
-retirement (partly) wanted    
-spouse death                
-improved health             
-years since retirement      
-male                        
-white non-hispanic         
-more than high school       
-blue-collar                 
-unemployed
A-AB-cw-mq-v-2-b OLRC = +.02 p < .100 NEGATIVE SAMPLE A-AB-cw-mq-v-2-b OLRC = -.00 ns OLRC = -0.003