Findings on happiness in Groot & Maassen-VandenBrink (2001): study NL 1993

Author(s)Groot, W.; Maassen-VandenBrink, H.
TitleDe Verborgen Kosten van de WAO. (The Hidden Expenses of the Disability Insurance Act).
SourceEconomische Statistische Berichten, 2001, 22 December, 1052 - 1054
PublicMiddle aged living in households, The Netherlands,1993
 - Age head of household :range 43-65 years at time of interview
Collect period10
Survey nameNot available
 Center for Economic Research on Retirement and Aging, Wave I. The CERRA panel is part of a large national study on aging in the Netherlands, called NESTOR.
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =7788
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Questionnaire and experiment
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder with 10 steps that represents the 'ladder of life'. The lowest step represents the worst possible life. Climbing the ladder, you come to step 10, which represents the best possible life. Please place at the step on which you feel you are at this moment
Author's labelQuality of life/Well-being
Page in publication1053
RemarksAll: Males: M=7,6; Females:M=7,6; Disabled: Males: M=6,8; Females:M=7,2
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.461.62

Scores in12345678910

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Unfit for workI01adSource of current income
Unfit for workE02ab02Unfit for work, also classified as above ↑