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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
Age
Our Classification
Operationalization
Age in years

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-a OPRC = -.00 ns OPRC (-.001) M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-b OPRC = -.00 ns OPRC (-.001)

OPRC controlled for:
- no health insurance before 1995 (when universal insurance was implemented)
- exp. group vs. control group
- interaction exp. group x no insurance before 1995
- interaction happiness in 1989 x in 1995 before introduction health insurance
- 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