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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
Education level
Our Classification
Remarks
T1:1994-1995, T7:2006-2007 Most respondents retired in this period
Operationalization
3 College/university
2 Post secondary
1 Secondary graduate
0 Less than secondary (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = +.02 ns CURRENT happiness by education level:
College/university  (vs Less than secondary)
O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = +.17 ns Post secondary      (vs Less than secondary) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = -.07 ns Secondary graduate  (vs Less than secondary) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = +.01 ns College/university  (vs Less than secondary) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = +.02 p < .01 Post secondary      (vs Less than secondary) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = -.01 ns Secondary graduate  (vs Less than secondary) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d OLRC = +.03 ns College/university  (vs Less than secondary) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d OLRC = +.15 p < .01 Post secondary      (vs Less than secondary) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d OLRC = -.04 ns Secondary graduate  (vs Less than secondary) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = -.11 ns T1-T7 CHANGE in happiness by educational level:
- College/university  (vs Less than secondary)
O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = -.09 ns - Post secondary      (vs Less than secondary) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = -.08 ns - Secondary graduate  (vs Less than secondary)

LRCD, b, OLRC, b-fix controlled for
- gender
- age, age squared
- marital status
- health status
- Personal income
- province
- lives in an urban area
- home owner


Instrumental Variable used for retirement yields similar result
- discontinuous age specific retirement incentives