Correlational findings

Study Dingemans & Henkens (2014): study NL 2001

50-64 aged, Netherlands, followed before and after retirement, 2001-2011
Survey name
NL-NIDI work and retirement panel
N = 1248
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Perceived pension shotfall
Our Classification
Order changed by WDH team and hence the direction of correlation.
Pooled mean and SD in postretirement:
1: M=0.53, SD=0.69
selfreport on single question:
Do you think you have sustained pension shortcomings during your career?
0: no (reference group)
1: yes/ don't know

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b = +.11 p < .01 Postretirement happiness CHANGE by T1 no perceived pension shortfall.

b controlled for:
Personal characteristics
- preretirement happiness(to capture change)
- time of retirement in survey wave
- age
- gender
- change of health problem
Household composition
- partner status
- had children
Preretirement work context
- job satisfaction
- supervisor
- occupation level
- years of retirement
Retirement transition
- reasons for involuntariness
- bridge employment status
- bridge job in the past
- motives for bridge employment

Happiness assessed atAssessed at
T1: 2001
T2: 2006/7
T3: 2011
Most participants retired in this period