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Correlational findings

Study Dingemans & Henkens (2015): study NL 2001

Public
50+ aged, Netherlands, followed before and after retirement, 2001-2011
Survey name
NL-NIDI work and retirement panel
Sample
Respondents
N = 4419
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
T1: 2001, T2: 2006/7, T3: 2011

Correlate

Authors's Label
Retirement decision
Our Classification
Remarks
All participants were working in career job at baseline and 60% of sample retired between T1-T2 and 82% of sample retired between T2-T3.
Distribution
(0)  M=0.18, SD=0.38, n=214
1a: M=0.58, SD=0.49, n=690
1b: M=0.24, SD=0.43, n=285

Among retirees, 29% perceived their retirement to have been forced.
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport. on question whether the retirement from their career jobs was voluntary or involuntary.
1: retired
     a: voluntarily
     b: involuntarily
0  Not retired, still working in career job (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b-fix = +.08 ns T1-T3 CHANGE happiness by Voluntarily retired (vs working in career job) M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b-fix = -.15 p < .05 T1-T3 CHANGE happiness by INvoluntarily retired (vs working in career job)

All b-fix controlled for T1-T3 CHANGE in:
- age
- living with partner
- health problems
- personal monthly income
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b-fix = + T1-T3 CHANGE happiness by retirement +  bridge job (vs working in career job)

Voluntary retirees:
no bridge job (fully retired):  b-fix= +.07(ns)
had bridge job:                 b-fix= +.15(05)
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b-fix = +/- T1-T3 CHANGE happiness by retirement +  bridge job (vs working in career job)


INvoluntary retirees:
no bridge job (fully retired):  b-fix= -.16(01)
had bridge job:                 b-fix= +.05(ns)

All b-fix controlled for T1-T3:
- ageing
- living with partner
- health problems
- personal monthly income
- perceived self-efficacy