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Title: Effects of Labor Market Activity and Financial Resources on the Subjective Well-Being of Older Men
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1. Sommers, David Gerard
Effects of Labor Market Activity and Financial Resources on the Subjective Well-Being of Older Men
Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1996
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Economic Well-Being; Health, Mental; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Job Satisfaction; Kinship; Mobility, Labor Market; Retirement

Using data from the older men's cohort of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience, this study examined the effects of labor market activity and financial resources on the subjective well-being of older men. Ordinary least squares regression results showed that the number of hours older men worked in 1989 did not have a significant effect on the satisfaction levels, the depression levels or the morale of respondents. Different combinations of income and asset levels, however, influenced the mental health of older men. Interestingly, job satisfaction had a greater influence on the well-being of employed men than did hours worked or type of occupation. The strongest predictor of well-being for retired men was health status.
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Sommers, David Gerard. Effects of Labor Market Activity and Financial Resources on the Subjective Well-Being of Older Men. Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1996.