Correlational findings

Study Ponomarenko (2019): study ZZ EU 12 2006

50-70 aged, 12 European countries, followed 5 years into retirement, 2006/07-2011/12
Survey name
N = 2163
Non Response
Interview: Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)


Authors's Label
Chronic conditions
Our Classification
Assessed at: T1:Before retirement (2006/07) T2:After retirement (2011/12)
Related specification variables
Selfreported then summing the number of chronic conditions, including heart attack, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, diabetes, chronic lung disease, arthritis cancer, ulcer, Parkinson disease, cataracts, hip fractures, other fractures, Alzheimer’s disease (or dementia) or another condition

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b = - p < .01 CORRELATION BEFORE and AFTER RETIREMENT
T1:Before retirement  b = -.17 (01)
T2:After retirement   b = -.13 (01)
- Difference              -.04

b controlled for
- employment status
- household wealth
- household income
- living with partner
- male
- education
- country
O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c b = -.04 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in chronic condition

b controlled for
- T1 employment status
- T1-T2 CHANGE in household wealth
- T1-T2 CHANGE in household income
- T1-T2 CHANGE in becaming not living with partner

b unaffected by additional control for interaction of country

b similar when only unemployed is controled