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Cornelisse-Vermaat (2005): study NL 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Cornelisse-Vermaat, J.R.
Title:
Household Production, Health and Happiness. A Comparison of the Native Dutch and Non-Western Immigrants in the Netherlands.
Source:
PhD Thesis, University of Wageningen, 2005, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2001
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2551
Non Response:
76,6%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life
                          
                                                                                
Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Self-reported happiness
Page in publication:
134
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.36 7.36

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Self-reported health Self-perceived health Gender Sex (male vs female) Ethnic groups Ethnic status in the Netherlands Marital status/having children Married state (compared to non-married states) Overweight Weight Education Level of school-education Age Current age (in years) Smoking Use of tobacco Working hours Hours work
Time spent on work and care
Household Income Household income Outsourcing Expenditures Household help Household and caretime Time spend on household-work Homeownership House owned or rented Living in urban area Rural vs urban dwelling Unemployment Unemployed involuntary Religious affiliation Current religious practices