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Correlational findings

Study Keng & Wu (2014): study TW 1989

Public:
Elderly, Taiwan, folowed 14 years 1989-2003, before and after change health insurance law in 1995
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4049
Non Response:
<10%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Panel study in 5 waves: T1: 1989, T2: 1993,T3: 1996, T4: 1999 and T5: 2003.

Correlate

Authors's label
National Health Insurance in 1995
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 : Insured NHI bofore 1995
0 : Not insured NHI before 1995

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-a DM = + p < .01 LEVEL of happiness before change of law in 1995
Insured:     M=1.54
Not insured: M=1.20
-  difference= +.34
M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-b DM = + p < .01 Insured:     M=1.23
Not insured: M=0.94
-  difference= +.29
M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-a b = +.14 p < .10 CHANGE average happiness after change of law among initially uninsured M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-b b = ns B's controlled for
- change happiness of originally insured
- socio-demographic background
  - age
  - education
  - marital status
- health
  - illness
  - health behavior
- ethnicity

Most gain in happiness among the initially least healthy uninsured

Similar across
- gender
- education
- income
M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-a OPRC = -.02 ns LEVEL of happiness before change of law in 1995 M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-b OPRC = -.05 ns M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-a OPRC = +.26 p < .05 LEVEL of happiness after change of law in 1995 M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-b OPRC = +.30 p < .05 OPRC controlled for:
- Age
- Social background
  - sexe
  - education
  - income
  - marital status
  - origin
    - native
    - mainland
- possessions
  - house
  - stock
- health history, ever had..
  - asthma
  - stroke
  - heart
  - disbetes
- life style
  - drinks
  - smokes