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Correlational findings

Study Stull (1988): study US 1975

Public:
58-63 aged married, followed 2 years, USA, 1975-1979
Survey name:
US-CPS multiple waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 300
Non Response:
50.9%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1: pre-retirment in 1975 or 1977 T2: post-retirement in 1977 or 1999

Correlate

Authors's Label
Household income
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: pre-retirment in 1975 or 1977 T2: post-retirement in 1977 or 1999
Distribution
Median income (preretirement): $10,500
Median income (postretirement): $10,500
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on total household income in  the previous year.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = + T1 happiness by T1 income (pre-etirement)
- Husbands Beta = +.20(P<.05)
- Wives    Beta = +.06(ns)

Betas controled for T1:
- husbands occupation
- wives employment
- own health
- spouse health
- spouse happiness
- joint leisure activities
- contacts with relatives
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = + T2 happiness by T2 income (post-etirement)
- Husbands Beta = +.24(P<.05)
- Wives    Beta = +.07(ns)

Betas controled for T2:
- wives employment
- own health
- spouse health
- spouse happiness
- joint leisure activities
- contacts with relatrves
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = + T1-T2 CHANGE of happiness by T2 income
- Husbands Beta = +.16(05)  
- Wives    Brta = +.05(ns)

Betas additionally controled for T1 happiness