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Studies

Stull (1988): study US 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Stull, D.E.
Title:
A Dyadic Approach to Predicting Well-Being in Later Life.
Source:
Research on Aging, 1988, Vol.10, 81 - 101

Investigation

Public:
58-63 aged married, followed 2 years, USA, 1975-1979
Survey name:
US-CPS multiple waves
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 300
Non Response:
50.9%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1: pre-retirment in 1975 or 1977 T2: post-retirement in 1977 or 1999

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Husbands occupation Occupation of spouse
Characteristics of current occupation
Household income Later level of income
Household income
Own health Relative health Joint leisure activities Shared activities of partners Contacts with children Frequency of intimate contacts
Frequency of contacts with children
Later frequency of contacts with children
Wives' employment Later (un)employment
Current employment status
Employment of spouse
Contacts with siblings Later family-life
Contacts with siblings (in adulthood)
Frequency of intimate contacts
Spouse happiness Happiness of spouse
Later happiness of spouse
R square Summed socio-demographic + health + social ties