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Studies

Choi (2001): study US 1982

Publication

Author(s):
Choi, N.G.
Title:
Relationship between Life Satisfaction and Postretirement Employment among Older Women.
Source:
The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2001, Vol. 52, 45 - 70.

Investigation

Public:
Female pensioners, followed 9 years, USA, 1982-1991.
Survey name:
US-NBS combined wavws
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 4748
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1:1982 T2:1991

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking everything into account about what has happened in the last year and what you expect in the near future, how do you feel about your life in general?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  equally satisfied as dissatisfied
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible
-   no feelings at all
-   never thought about it
Classification:
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
55

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Years of postretirement work Post-retirement job
Earlier employment
Age Age difference among elderly Race Ethnic status in the USA
White race
Black race
Number of ADL limitations Current functional health
Ability to perform tasks in daily life
Marital status Married vs widowed
Married vs all unmarried
Frequency of contact with children Earlier frequency of contact with children Years of education Years schooling Total income Income from savings and insurances Worries about money Worrying about money
Earlier worries
Years of the longest preretirement job Years in occupation
Earlier employment
Preretirement longest occupation Earlier occupation R square Summed effects of earlier + current conditions