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Studies

Nguyen et al. (2020): study AU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Nguyen, H.T.; Mitrou, F.; Taylor, C.L.
Title:
Does Retirement Lead to Life Satisfaction? Causal Evidence from Fixed Effect Instrumental Variable Models
Source:
Working Paper, 2020, GLO Nr. 536, Global Labor Organization, Essen, Germany

Investigation

Public:
55-75 aged adults, Australia, followed 17 years, 2001-2018
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 7568
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?
Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are.
0  totally dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 totally satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
9, 37
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.08 -
SD:
1.52 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Retirement status Current status: retired or not Pension eligibility Got pension Age Age difference among elderly Marital status Married vs never married
Never married (ss formerly married: widowed + divorced+ separated)
Educational qualification Level of school-education
Educational specialization
Time trend of happiness in educational categories
Number of household members Number of adults in household
Number of children in the household
Home ownership status Ownership of current dwelling Financial situation satisfaction Satisfaction with financial situation Free time satisfaction Satisfaction with time for leisure Home satisfaction Satisfaction with housing Community satisfaction Satisfaction with social contacts in vicinity Neighborhood satisfaction Satisfaction with neighborhood Personal safety satisfaction Satisfaction with safety in vicinity Health satisfaction Satisfaction with health Mental Component Summary Scores on symptom inventories Time since retirement Time since retirement