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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
Bridge job in the past
Our Classification
Remarks
Bridge employment defined as older adults who receive retirement benefit and prolong their active working lives in the paid labor force, such as part-time job, self-employment or temporary work. Bridge employment defined as older adults who receive retirement benefit and prolong their active working lives in the paid labor force, such as part-time job, self-employment or temporary wor
Distribution
n=87
Operationalization
Had a bridge job shortly after retirement, but discontinued

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b = -.00 ns Postretirement happiness CHANGE by had bridge job in the past.

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
- years of retirement
Retirement transition
- reasons for involuntariness
- bridge employment status
- motives for bridge employment

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