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Correlational findings

Study Cameron et al. (2015): study NZ 2008

Public:
65-79 aged general public, New Zealand, 2008 - 2012
Survey name:
NZ-GSS1
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4224
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Age group
Our Classification
Distribution
40.5% aged 65-69
32.8% aged 70-74
26.7% aged 75-79
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: 65-69 (reference)
2: 70-74
3: 75-79

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nd b(2SLS = +.01 ns Age 70-74 (vs age 65-69) O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nd b(2SLS = +.07 ns Age 75-79 (vs age 65-69)

b controled for
- work status
- gender
- education
- pertnered
- physical health
- mental health
- average local socio-economic status
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nd b-iv = -.11 ns Age 70-74 (vs age 65-69)
- post-secondary     b-iv = -.09 (ns)
- no post-secondary  b-iv = -.10 (ns)
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nd b-iv = -.09 ns Age 75-79 (vs age 65-69)
- post-secondary     b-iv = -.09 (ns)
- no post-secondary  b-iv = -.07 (ns)

Instrumental variables used
- gender
- regional sex specific employment rate
- regional prime age internal migration rate

b-iv controled for
- working status
- education
- partnered
- mental health
- physical health
- local average social status