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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
Live in urban area
Our Classification
Remarks
T1:1994-1995, T7:2006-2007 Most respondents retired in this period
Operationalization
1 Yes
0 No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d LRCD = -.03 ns CURRENT happiness by urban living (vs not) O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b = -.01 p < .05 O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d OLRC = -.10 p < .05 O-HL-?-sq-v-5-d b-fix = +.01 ns T1-T7 CHANGE happiness by urban living (vs not)

LRCD, b, OLRC, b-fix controlled for
- gender
- age, age squared
- marital status
- education level
- health status
- Personal income
- province
- home owner

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