Correlational findings

Study Moller (1985): study ZA 1984

Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural Kwazulu, South Africa, 1984
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 253
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper
open- and closed-ended questions. The fieldwork was carried out by three Zulu male research assistants. The fieldworkers spent up to several weeks in any of the research areas to make a detailed study of living conditions of the rural communities.


Authors's Label
Timing of retirement
Our Classification
1: 25%; 0: 75%
Selfreport on single question:
"Some people think migrant contract workers should retire when they are still healthy and strong so they can enjoy leisure. Other people think migrant contract workers should wait until pension age so that they have enough money to live on when they are too old to work. What do you think?"
1: early (favours early retirement)
0: premature (favour retirement at pension age)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g r = +.23 All retirees O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = +.26 All retirees