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Correlational findings

Study Dingemans & Henkens (2014): study NL 2001

Public:
50-64 aged, Netherlands, followed before and after retirement, 2001-2011
Survey name:
NL-NIDI work and retirement panel
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1248
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Children
Our Classification
Distribution
pooled means and SD in postretirement.
1: M=0.85, SD=0.35
Operationalization
Has children
1: yes
0: no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b = -.02 ns Postretirement happiness CHANGE by had children (vs no children).

b controlled for:
Personal characteristics
- preretirement happiness(to capture change)
- time of retirement in survey wave
- age
- gender
- change of health problem
- perceived pension shortfall
Household composition
- partner status
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