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Correlational findings

Study Cho & Lee (2014): study DE 2000

Public:
50+ aged wage workers, Germany, followed 8 years, 2000-2007
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2602
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Type of retirement process
Our Classification
Distribution
N=A=1050, B=417, C=1135
Operationalization
Change over 8 years
A. Complete retirement: directly retired from full-time employment to full retirement
B. Hopping type of post-retirement: employees who take smaller jobs with periods of unemployment in between
C. Continuity type of post-retirement: employees constantly reside in the labor market by reducing the hours of work

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OLRCs = -.41 p < .01 Hopping type        (vs complete retirement) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d ORO = 0.66 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d OLRCs = +.14 p < .01 Continuity type     (vs complete retirement) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d ORO = 1.15 p < .01 OLRCs and ORO controlled for
- gender
- age
- level of education
- living with spouse
- type of occupation
- health status
- family income
- type of retirement process
- public pension