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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
Wives' employment
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: pre-retirment in 1975 or 1977 T2: post-retirement in 1977 or 1999
Distribution
T1 (pre-retirement):
employed: 23.3%
unemployed: 74.0%
NA: 2.7%

T2 (post-retirement):
employed: 15%
unemployed: 83%
NA: 2%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question, text not report.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = + ns T1 happiness by T1 wives employment (pre-etirement)
- Husbands Beta = +.04(ns)
- Wives    Beta = +.01(ns)

Beta controled for T1:
- husband's occupation
- own health
- household income
- joint leisure activities
- contacts with relatives
- spouse health
- spouse happiness
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +/- ns T2 happiness by T2 wives employment (pre-etirement)
- Husbands Beta = -.02(ns)
- Wives    Beta = +.01(ns)

Betas controled for T2:
- own health
- household income
- joint leisure activities
- contacts with relatives
- spouse health
- spouse happiness
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = +/- ns T1-T2 CHANGE of happiness by T2 wives employment
- Husbands Beta = -.03(ns)
- Wives    Beta = +.02(ns)

Betas additionally controled for T1 happiness