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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:
Selfreport 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 Sex (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 Vs formerly married (widowed+divorced+separated) Joint effects Life-appraisals + personality
Summed effects of earlier + current conditions
Socio-demographic + health + life-appraisals