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Correlational findings

Study Latif (2011): study CA 1994

Public:
45+ aged adults, Canada, followed 13 years. 1994-2007
Survey name:
CA National Population Health Survey: pooled waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 22040
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
every 2 years

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Remarks
T1:1994-1995, T7:2006-2007
Operationalization
A. Married
B. Widowed/Divorced
C. Single (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = +.71 p < .01 Married            (vs single) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = -.04 ns Widowed/Divorced   (vs single) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = +.11 p < .01 Married            (vs single) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = +.03 p < .05 Widowed/Divorced   (vs single) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d OLRC = +.52 p < .01 Married            (vs single) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d OLRC = +.12 ns Widowed/Divorced   (vs single) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = +.14 p < .01 T1-T7 CHANGE in happiness by marital status:
- Married          (vs single)
O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = +.03 ns - Widowed/Divorced (vs single)

LRCD, b, OLRC, b-fix controlled for
- gender
- age, age squared
- education level
- health status
- Personal income
- province
- lives in an urban area
- home owner
O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-IV-F = +.14 p < .01 T1-T7 CHANGE in happiness by marital status:
- Married          (vs single)
O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-IV-F = +.03 ns - Widowed/Divorced (vs single)

Additionally Instrumental Variable used for retirement: discontinuous age specific retirement incentives