Findings on happiness in Boelhouwer (2002): study NL 1997

Author(s)Boelhouwer, J.
TitleSocial Indicators and Living Conditions in the Netherlands.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2002, Vol. 60, 89 - 113
Public18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1997
Survey nameNot available
 Periodiek Onderzoek Leefsimulatie (POLS) 1997. Part of the findings reported in this article have also been published in BOELH 1999.
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =3500
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 not very happy 1 unhappy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication100
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Living conditionsR13abCurrent resources
Ownership of a public transport season ticketT03ab02Modes of travel
Ownership of a public transport season ticketC10ab03obPublic transportation, also classified as above ↑
Ownership of a public transport season ticketP12ab02Specific possessions, also classified as above ↑
Subjective healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Vacation abroadL09ab02cInternational life style
Vacation abroadL03ac02kTraveling, also classified as above ↑
Year the dwelling was buildH22ab02Type of current dwelling