- 15+ aged, general public, 9 European countries, 2005
- N = 14889
- Non Response:
- 30 %
Most studies based on face-to-face interviews
- Authors's label
- Our Classification
- Selfreport on single question:
Are your hampered in your daily activities in any way by any longstanding illness, disability, infirmity or mental health problem?
2 yes, to some extent
3 yes, a lot
Observed Relation with Happiness
Not some a lot
Belgium M = 7.72 7.19 6.49
Germany M = 7.17 6.51 5.58
Denmark M = 8.50 8.04 7.66
Finland M = 8.22 7.69 7.30
Netherlands M = 7.81 7.46 6.74
Slovenia M = 7.31 6.76 5.83
Slovakia M = 6.23 4.87 4.44
UK M = 7.41 7.08 6.54
All M = 7,37 6,82 6,14
All differences significant except between 'a lot' and 'to some extend' in Denmark and Slovakia.
Differece in happiness between handicapped and not handicapped is smallest in the countries with a 'coherent' disability policy (Denmark, Finland, UK), as compared to countries with 'fragmented' policy (Belgium, Germany, Netherlands) and 'transition' policy (Slovakia, Slovenia)
Difference between handicapped and not handicapped is smallest in Denmark, Finland and the UK.
Beta's similar in all countries
- socio-demographic variables
- socio-economic variables
- self assessed health
- feeling optimistic and energetic
- feeling about household income
- social participation
Beta's in all countries separatly not significant after controlling for socio-demographic factors, self-related conditions and social participation.