print

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
Time since retirement
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: 1969 (pre-retirement); T2: 1976 (post-retirement)
Distribution
36% retired in 1973, 49% retired in 1974, 15% retired in 1975
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport of retirement.
1: one year (retired in 1973)
2: two years (retired in 1974)
3: three years (retired in 1975)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.03 ns T2 happiness (post-retirement) by years since retirement after T1

Beta controled for:
- T2 income
- T1-T2 change in marital status (vs not)

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