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Studies

Hill & Dorfman (1982): study US 1977

Publication

Author(s):
Hill, E.A.; Dorfman, L.T.
Title:
Reaction of Housewives to the Retirement of Their Husbands.
Source:
Family Relations, 1982, Vol. 31, 195 - 200

Investigation

Public:
Housewives whose husbands had retired within past two years. USA, 197?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 36
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
semi-structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

  satisfaction with life (full question not reported)
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Scale labels not reported
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-n-10-c
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Page in publication:
196

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Percived relative health Physical health of spouse
Relative health
Financial status Change in relative income Retirement age for husband Age of spouse at retirement Division of household labor Time spend on household-work
Shared household-tasks
Joint decision-making Joint decision making of partners Reasons for retirement Timelines of life stage transition
Compulsory retirement (vs free choice)
Reasons for retirement
Retired for heath reasons
Social networks Perceived intensity of social contacts Occupational prestige Social prestige of occupation Education Current education