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Correlational findings

Study Hatch & Stull (1986): study US 1969

Public:
58-63 aged married, followed 6 years, USA, 1969-1975
Survey name:
US-CPS multiple waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11153
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Change marital status
Our Classification
Remarks
T1; 1969 (pre-retirement), T2: 1975 (post-retirement)
Related specification variables
Operationalization
T1-T2 Change in marital status
a. M-M: Remained married (reference)
b. M-W: Widowed
c. M-D/S: Divorced or separated

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.03 ns T1 Happiness (pre-retirement) by
- T1-T2 widowed             (vs remained married)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.03 ns - T1-T2 divorced or separated (vs remained married)

Betas ccontroled for:
- T1 income
- T1 social contacts
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.01 ns T2 happiness (post-retirement) by
- T1-T2 widowed              (vs remained married)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.29 p < .05 - T1-T2 divorced or separated (vs remained married)

Betas controled for:
- T2 income
- T2 time since retirement
- T2 contacts with relatives

Betas unaffected by additional control for interaction of change in marital status with contacts relatives