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Correlational findings

Study Fonseca et al. (2014): study ZZ EU 11 2006

Public:
50+ aged, 12 nations, followed 4 years, 2006/08-2010
Survey name:
SHARE
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 120775
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
face-to face computed assisted personal interview

Correlate

Authors's Label
Retirement
Our Classification
Distribution
yes: 65%;  no: 35%
Operationalization
selfreported
1 yes
0 no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-bb r = -.03 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-bb b-IV-F = +.18 p < .05 Retired (vs not)

Instrumental variables used
- above full retirement age
- above early retirement age
- pension replacement rate* above full retirement age
- pension replacement rate* above early retirement age
 
b-iv controlled for:
- unemployed
- log-household net wealth
- survey year
- age, age squared
- gender
- married
- education
- ADL
- major health condition
- nation, living outside US
- log-household income
- married*gender
- unemployed*unemployed replacement rate