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Correlational findings

Study Sohier (2019): study ZZ EU 9 2006

Public:
50-70 aged adults, 9 nations, followed 7 years, 2006-2013
Survey name:
SHARE
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 16667
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
face-to-face and computer-aided personal interview

Correlate

Authors's Label
Retired
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: 2006-2007, T2: 2011, T3: 2013
Distribution
1:49.7%, 0:50.3% (a:52%, b:48%)
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport of current employment status
1. Retired
    a. Recent retired: 0-2 years retired
    b. Formerly retired: > 2 years retired
0. Employed (reference)
    a. Voluntary employment:
    b. Involuntary employment:

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b-fix = +.01 ns T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T3 retirement O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b-fix = +.03 ns - recent retired      (vs employed) O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b-fix = -.03 ns - formerly retired    (vs employed)

b-fix weighted by country population, controlled for
- age squared
- selfperceived health, no. of daily limitation
- income difficult, net household income
- partner's health
- survey time

Results were similar when excluding self-perceived health and no. of limitation or income,
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b-fix = +.01 ns T1-T3 CHANGE happiness by T1-T3 CHANGE employment
- voluntarily employed (vs recently retired)

b-fix increased but not significantly when additionally contrrolled for the interaction of empolyment and health.
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b-fix = -.08 p < .05 - involuntarily employed (vs recently retired) O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b-fix = -.06 p < .05 T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T3 retirement
- formerly retired (vs recently retired)

Rssults were similar when excluding self-perceived health and no. Of daily limitation or income.

Results were similar when additionally controlled for the internaction of employment and
- health
- income
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b-fix = -.03 ns T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T3 retirement
- continued employed (vs recently retired)
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b-fix = -.06 p < .05 T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness by formerly retired (vs recently retired)

Results are similar when additionally controlled for the interaction of employment and
- health
- income

All b-fix weighted by country population, controlled for
- age square
- selfperceived health, no. of daily limitation
- income difficult, net household income
- partner's health
- survey time