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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
ADL (Activities of Daily Living)
Our Classification
Distribution
yes: 11%
no: 89%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Activities of Daily Living Scale, including
A. Feeding, 
B. Bathing, 
C. Grooming, 
D. Dressing, 
E. Bowel control, 
F. Bladder control, 
G.Toilet use, 
H.Transfers (bed to chair and back), 
I. Mobility on level surfaces,  Stairs,
Esch score as
2 Unable
1 Needs help
0 Independ
total score recorded as
1 Yes (1+)
0 No (0)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-bb b-IV-F = +.12 p < .01 ADL problem (vs not) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-bb b-IV-F = -.23 p < .01 - interaction of ADL problem in US
(vs not)

Instrumental variables use
- above full retirement age
- above early retirement age
- pension replacement rate* above full retirement age
- pension replacement rate* above earlyretirement age
 
b-IV-F controlled for:
- retired
- unemployed
- log-household net wealth
- survey year
- age
- age squared
- married
- education
- major health condition
- nation, living outside US
- log-household income