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Studies

Boelhouwer (2010): study NL 1977

Publication

Author(s):
Boelhouwer, J.
Title:
Wellbeing in the Netherlands.The SCP Life Situation Index since 1974.
Source:
Social Cultural Planning Office (SCP), 2010, the Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1977-2006
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 54299
Non Response:
Assessment:

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a
Page in publication:
132

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Life situation Index Current resources Gender Sex (male vs female) Education Level of school-education
Current education
Employment Current employment status Explained variance Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level) Age Current age (in years) Size of city Region in Netherlands
Size of urban setting
Ethnicity Ethnic status in the Netherlands Income Current income level (unspecified) Subjective Health Self-perceived health Satisfaction with home Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with residential environment Current livability of local environment Satisfaction with friends and acquaintances Satisfaction with personal contacts
Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with social position Satisfaction with one's social mobility Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with financial resources Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with Dutch society Current satisfaction with nation Satisfaction with the government Satisfaction with government in nation Household composition Current household-composition