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Correlational findings

Study Nguyen et al. (2020): study AU 2001

Public
55-75 aged adults, Australia, followed 17 years, 2001-2018
Survey name
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Age
Our Classification
Remarks
followed 17 years, from 2001-2018 (T1-T18)
Distribution
M=63.67 years, SD=5.64
Operationalization
A age in years
B age squared

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = +5.2 p < .01 T1-T18 happiness CHANGE by age O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.02 p < .01 T1-T18 happiness CHANGE by age squared

b-fix controlled for
- Pension eligibility
- migration status
- aboriginal status
- education
- marital status
- number of household members at various age groups
- home ownership status
- state/territory dummies
- survey year
- survey quarters
- local socio-economic background variables
  - regional unemployment rates
  - an index of relative socio-economic advantage/disadvantage
  - a metropolitan dummy