DeJong et al. (1984): study US 1947
- DeJong, G.F.; Cornwell, G.T.; Hanson, S.L.; Stokes-Shannon, C.
- Childless and One Child, but Not by Choice: A Note on Some Long-Term Consequences for Life Satisfaction of Rural-Reared Married Women.
- Rural Sociology, 1984, Vol. 49, 441 - 451
- Rural-reared married women, Pennsylvania, USA, followed 1947-1971
- Non-probability purposive sample
- N = 812
- Non Response:
1947: Self administered questionnaires among 2806 sophomores (including 1492 females) held in 74 primary rural high schools concerning a range of family background and personal attributes; 1957: interviews as the study group was in their mid 20s including life course items such as number of children born and fertility expectations; 1971: follow-up interviews as the study group was approximately 40 years of age including items such as life satisfaction and completed fertility.
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy
- Author's label:
- Overall Happiness
- Page in publication:
- Observed distribution
- 1: 0%, 2: 0%, 3: 0%
- Summary Statistics
- On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Current parental status
Number of children as planned
Actual realization of lifegoals