Findings on happiness in Ferree (1984): study US 1971 /1

Author(s)Ferree, M.M.
TitleClass, Housework and Happiness: Women's Work and Life Satisfaction.
SourceSex Roles, 1984, Vol. 11, 1057 - 1074
PublicFemale, United States of America, 1971-76
Collect period1971
Last collect period1976
Survey nameUS-GSS 1972-2006
 and 1971 Quality of American Life Survey QAL =Quality of American Life Surveys NORC =National Opinion Research Center Same data also reported in WRIGH 1978
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =1396
 1971 QAL: N=252 1972 NORC: N=205 1973 NORC: N=234 1974 NORC: N=224 1975 NORC: N=238 1976 NORC: N=243
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication1067
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Trend female happinessE02ab01Full-time home maker
Trend female happinessE03ab01bbTrend happiness in males /females, also classified as above ↑
Trend female happinessF01ajWorking mother, also classified as above ↑