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Correlational findings

Study Horner (2014): study ZZ EU 14 2004

Public:
50-70 aged men, 16 western nations, 2004-2006
Survey name:
Multiple surveys pooled
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 18345
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
face-to-face and computer-aided personal interview

Correlate

Authors's Label
Years relative to normal retirement age
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference between normal retirement age in country and actual age at retirement of respondent
A: Earlier retirement
B: Later retirement

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-nvt-7-a DMa = - Earlier retirees less happy; the earlier retired the less happy (/-shape) O-SLu-u-sq-nvt-7-a DMa = + Late retirees happier, least late and most late in particular (U-curve)

DMa controlled for
- country fixed-effect
- marital status
- age, age squared, age cubed
- season of interview
Weighted by country population