Findings on happiness in Veenhoven & VanSchoonhoven (1991): study NL 1989

Author(s)Veenhoven, R.; VanSchoonhoven, R.
TitleLevensvoldoening van Alleenstaanden; Achterstand op Samenwoners in 11 EG landen 1974-1986. (Life Satisfaction of Singles; Arrearage on Cohabitants in 11 EC countries 1974-1986).
SourceGezin, 1991, Vol.3, 15 - 25
Public18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1989
Survey nameNot available
 CBS Doorlopend Leefsituatie Onderzoek 1989,9
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =2969
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? 5 extraordinary satisfied 4 very satisfied 3 satisfied 2 fairly satisfied 1 not very satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Living together (vs single)H20ab01Living alone or not
Living together (vs single)M02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑