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Studies

Fonseca et al. (2014): study SZ 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, Switzerland, followed 4 years, 2006-2010
Survey name:
SHARE
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3108
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)=0.1%
2: (3+4)=1.1%
3: (5+6)=7.2%
4: (7+8)=41.2%
5: (9+10)=50.4%
Page in publication:
table 1, 2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.1%,   2: 1.1%,   3: 7.2%,   4: 41.2%,   5: 50.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.41 9.23
SD:
0.68 1.02

Correlational Findings

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