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Studies

Fonseca et al. (2014): study DE 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Fonseca, R.; Kapteyn, A.; Lee, J.
Title:
Does Retirement Make you Happy? A Simultaneous Equations Approach.
Source:
Michigan Retirement Research Center, Working Paper, 2014, No. 310, 1 - 31 Michigan, USA

Investigation

Public:
50+ aged, Germany, followed 4 years, 2006-2010
Survey name:
SHARE
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 6170
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
face-to face computed assisted personal interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Please think about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with it?
5  completely satisfied
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-bb
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Original measure: O-SLu-u-sq-n-11-c
Author recorded
1: (0+1+2)=0.8%
2: (3+4)=2.6%
3: (5+6)=16.4%
4: (7+8)=47.8%
5: (9+10)=32.5%
Page in publication:
table 1, 2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.8%,   2: 2.6%,   3: 16.4%,   4: 47.8%,   5: 32.5%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.08 8.76
SD:
0.81 1.54

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Retirement Current status: retired or not Household income logarithm Household income Depressive symptoms Scores on symptom inventories