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Studies

Cameron et al. (2015): study NZ 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Cameron, M.P.; Koopman-Boyden, P.; Roskruge, M.
Title:
Labour Force Participation, Human Capital and Wellbeing among Older New Zealanders.
Source:
UOW Working Paper, 2015, Nr.07, 1 - 19

Investigation

Public:
65-79 aged general public, New Zealand, 2008 - 2012
Survey name:
NZ-GSS1
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 4224
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

How do you feel about your life as a whole right now?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  no feeling either way
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nd
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
divided into binary variabe.
1 = very satisfied (39%)
0 = otherwise

Mean on range 1-4: 2,32 computed by WDH team

90.5% feel satisfied or very satisfied and 38.9% feel very satisfied.
Page in publication:
8

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Working status Current status: retired or not
Full retirement (vs partial)
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Education Level of school-education Mental health (MCS) Scores on symptom inventories Age group Age difference among elderly Local deprivation Socio-economic level of vicinity
Standard of living in vicinity
Having a partner Married state (compared to non-married states) Physical health (PCS) Current functional health