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Correlational findings

Study Richardson & Kilty (1991): study US Ohio 1986

Public:
Reterees Ohio USA, followed 1 year, 1986-1987
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 222
Non Response:
11.2
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Mail and telphone interview

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: Pre-retirement T2: Retired: 6 months later T3: Retired:12 months later
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1 married
0 unmarried

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-c-mq-v-3-a dc = +.28 s T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness following retirement by being married (vs not)

dc controlled for
- gender
- age
- education
- occupational status
- health
- income at T2, change income after retirement
- miss work
- work seen as meaningful after retirement

Only among retirees who had become less happy. No correlation among retirees who had become happier or had stayed equally happy