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Correlational findings

Study Choi (2001): study US 1982

Public:
Female pensioners, followed 9 years, USA, 1982-1991.
Survey name:
US-NBS combined wavws
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4748
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1:1982 T2:1991

Correlate

Authors's Label
Years of postretirement work
Our Classification
Remarks
Workers is defined as paid work after receipt of Social Security Pension between 1982-1991. T1:1982 T2:1991
Distribution
31.5% had worked during 1982-1991.
Mean years of the work:
Mean  = 4.6;  SD  = 3.4
Operationalization
Selfreport on number of years in which the respondent engaged in postretirement employment during 1982-1991.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.04 s T2 happiness by T1-T2 years of work after retirement workers (vs nonworkers)
Beta (+.035) no controls
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.01 ns Beta controled for:
Sociodemographic
-T2 age
-T1 eduction(yrs)
-T1 race
-T2 marital status
-T1 frequcency contact with children
-T2 number of ADLs
Economic
-T2 total income excluding earnings
-T1 worries about money
Preretirement work history
-T1 years of longest job
-T1 longest occupation before retire