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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
Total income
Our Classification
Remarks
T1:1982; T2:1991
Distribution
Quartely total income in 1991
Married (couple's income): M=6498
Unmarried (individual's income): M=3544
Operationalization
Selfreport of total  pension income (including Social Security benefits, pension benefits, and income from assets)
Income from post-retiment work not included

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.08 s T2 happiness by T2 total income.

Beta controled for:
Sociodemographic
-T2 age
-T1 eduction(yrs)
-T1 race
-T2 marital status
-T1 frequcency contact with children
-T2 number of ADLs
Economic
-T1 worries about money
Preretirement history
-T1 years of longest job
-T1 longest occupation before retire
-T1-T2 years of work after retire