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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
Health status
Our Classification
Remarks
T1:1994-1995, T7:2006-2007 Most respondents retired in this period
Operationalization
selfreported
4 Excellent
3 Very good
2 Good
1 Fair
0 Poor (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = +3.2 p < .01 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT health:
Excellent     (vs Poor)
O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = +2.2 p < .01 Very good     (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = +1.3 p < .01 Good          (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = +3.9 p < .01 Fair          (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = +.28 p < .01 Excellent     (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = +.21 p < .01 Very good     (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = +.12 p < .01 Good          (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = -.06 p < .01 Fair          (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d OLRC = +.97 p < .01 Very good     (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d OLRC = +1.7 p < .01 Excellent     (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = +.43 p < .01 Good          (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = -.25 p < .01 Fair          (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = +.13 p < .01 T1-T7 CHANGE in happiness by CURRENT health:
- Excellent     (vs Poor)
O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = +.11 p < .01 - Very good     (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = +.09 p < .01 - Good          (vs Poor) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = +.01 ns - Fair          (vs Poor)

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

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