Findings on happiness in Ouweneel & Veenhoven (2018): study NL Rotterdam 1997

Author(s)Ouweneel, P.; Veenhoven, R.
TitleHappiness in Rotterdam an Analysis of 7 City Surveys
SourceInternational Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 2018, Vol. 6, 82-100
URL in Rotterdam-5587.pdf&act=book
Public13+ aged, general public, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1997-2009.
Last assesment2009
Survey nameNot available
 Data collected at two year intervals by Resarch Institute of the Community of Rotterdam (OBI).
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Pooled samples 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009.
Respondents N =21091
 Different N and response rate from 1997 to 2009.
Non Response67%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how happy would you say you are? 1 not happy at all 2 not too happy 3 happy 4 very happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication84,85
RemarksAverage Mean in 2009.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.621.60

Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Deprivation levelL17ab05Local social probems
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Ethnicity in RotterdamE04ab03lEthnic status in the Netherlands
Ethnicity in RotterdamE04ab03lEthnic status in the Netherlands
Ethnicity in RotterdamM07aa03Migration generation, also classified as above ↑
Happiness in districts of RotterdamL14LOCAL: GEOGRAPHY
Happiness in districts of RotterdamR01ab17Region in Netherlands, also classified as above ↑
Happiness in Rotterdam 1997-2009E03ab01aaTrend average happiness in cities/regions
Happiness in Rotterdam 1997-2009E03ab01bdTrend happiness in employment categories, also classified as above ↑
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
IncomeI01ab03Household income
Length of residence in the neighborhoodL16aa02baLength of residence
UnemploymentN04ab05Unemployment in nation
WorkO01abCurrent occupation