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Studies

Keith (1985a): study US 1969

Publication

Author(s):
Keith, P.M.
Title:
Work, Retirement and Well-Being among Unmarried Men and Women.
Source:
Gerontologist, 1985, Vol. 25, 410 - 416

Investigation

Public:
58-63 aged unmarried, followed 10 years, USA, 1969-1979
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1398
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sexe: male (vs female) Earlier education Earlier educational level Age Age difference among elderly Earlier Occupation Earlier occupation Earlier happiness Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago) Retirement attitudes Attitudes to retirement Health Self-perceived health Income Current income level (unspecified) Employment Current employment status Never married Never married (ss formerly married: widowed + divorced+ separated) Joint effects Summed effects of earlier + current conditions
Summed socio-demographic + health + life-appraisals
Life-appraisals + personality