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Horner (2014): study ZZ EU 14 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Horner, E.M.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being and Retirement: Analysis and Policy Recommendations.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 125 - 144

Investigation

Public:
50-70 aged men, 16 western nations, 2004-2006
Survey name:
Multiple surveys pooled
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 18345
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
face-to-face and computer-aided personal interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Scores on 2 questions used in 3 surveys combined and recoded to range -3 to +3
A: How satisfied are you with your life?
     10 completely satisfied
     :
     0 completely dissatisfied
B: I am satisfied with my life
     7 strongly agree
     6 agree
     5 slightly agree
     4 neither agree nor disagree
     3 slightly disagree
     2 disagree
     1 strongly disagree
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-nvt-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
On scale -3 to +3, country means  range from 0,9 (Poland) to 2,0 (Switzerland and Demark)
Page in publication:
table3
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -3 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.50 7.50
SD:
1.10 1.83

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Retirement status Current status: retired or not
Full retirement (vs partial)
Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Years relative to normal retirement age Age at retirement
Early retirement
Late retirement
Age Age difference among elderly