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Correlational findings

Study Danzer & Danzer (2016): study UA 2003

Public:
Elderly followed 5 years before and after reaching pension age, Ukraine, 2003-2007
Survey name:
UA-Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4927
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
pension age
Our Classification
Remarks
T1-T2: 2003-2004 before pension age, before reform T3: 2007 after pension age, after reform Pensions increased substantially after reform in September 2004
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: Above pension eligibility age
0: Below pension eligibility age

Pension age: women 55, men 60

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-h DM = -                  Before    After    Difference
                 pension   pension
Before reform     2.35     2.15     -.20
After  reform     2.79     2.77     -.02
- difference                        -.18

Pre-pension dip in happiness disappeared after reform.
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-h Beta = -.08 ns T1-T3 CHANGE happiness by reaching pension age O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-h Beta-f = -.14 ns T1-T3 CHANGE happiness by reaching pension age

Beta(additional control for gender) and Beta-fix controlled for:
- post reform
- individual characteristics
  - age
  - chronic disease
  - marital status
  - years of schooling
- household characteristics
  - household size
  - had children
  - income of household members
- interaction pension aged x post reform
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-h Beta-f = +.36 p < .01 Beta-fix additionally controled for:
- personal income (log)

Pre-reform pre-pension dip was apparently caused by low income