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Correlational findings

Study Ponomarenko (2019): study ZZ EU 12 2006

Public:
50-70 aged, 12 European countries, followed 5 years into retirement, 2006/07-2011/12
Survey name:
SHARE
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2163
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Employment status
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at: T1:Before retirement (2006/07) T2:After retirement (2011/12)
Distribution
N: A=212, B=262, C=351, D=1506
Related specification variables
Operationalization
selfreported
A. Unemployed
     a) Involuntary
     b) Voluntary
B. Disabled/Sickness
     a) Due to work
     b) Other reason
C. Homemaker
     a) Voluntary: due to duty as cargiver or have enough family  income
     b) Other reason
D. Employed (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b = - p < .01 Unemployed          (vs employed)

T1:Before retirement  b = -.81 (01)
T2:After retirement   b = -.51 (01)
- Difference (T2-T1)      +.30
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b = - p < .05 Disabled/Sick       (vs employed)

T1:Before retirement  b = -.51 (01)
T2:After retirement   b = -.44 (05)
- Difference (T2-T1)      +.07
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b = - ns Homemaker           (vs employed)

T1:Before retirement  b = -.30 (10)
T2:After retirement   b = -.15 (ns)
- Difference (T2-T1)      +.15

b controlled for
- chronic condition
- household wealth
- household income
- living with partner
- male
- education
- nation
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c DM = + Employed
  T1:Before retirement    M = 8.1
  T2:After retirement     M = 8.3
  - Difference (T2-T1)       +0.2
Unemployed
  T1:Before retirement    M = 7.0
  T2:After retirement     M = 7.5
  - Difference (T2-T1)       +0.5
Disables/Sick
  T1:Before retirement    M = 7.1
  T2:After retirement     M = 7.5
  - Difference (T2-T1)       +0.4
Homaker
  T1:Before retirement    M = 7.6
  T2:After retirement     M = 7.9
  - Difference (T2-T1)       +0.3