Findings on happiness in Veenhoven & VanSchoonhoven (1991): study ZZ EU 11 1975

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, EU 11 member states, 1975-1986
 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland
Survey nameNot available
 Eurobarometer surveys
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Non-probability sample of nations, probability samples within nations
Respondents N =200000
 N about 2000 per year per country
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead? 4 very satisfied 3 fairly satisfied 2 not very satisfied 1 not at all satisfied - Don't know
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
living together (vs single)M02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
living together (vs single)E03ab01bjTrend happiness marrital categories, also classified as above ↑