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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 =
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Time in retirement
Our Classification
Distribution
Range 0-6; M=2.6, SD=1.4
Operationalization
Years since retirement

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b = +.00 ns Postretirement happiness CHANGE by years of retirement.

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
- had children
Preretirement work context
- job satisfaction
- supervisor
- occupation level
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