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Studies

Ferree (1976): study US 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Ferree, M.M.
Title:
Working-Class Jobs: Housework and Paid Work as Sources of Satisfaction.
Source:
Social Problems, 1976, Vol. 23, 431 - 441

Investigation

Public:
Working class mothers, USA, 1974
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 135
Non Response:
25%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"In general, how satisfying do you find the way you're spending your life these days.....?"

Rated on numerical scale
(steps and labels not reported)
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-n-0-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
434

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment Full-time home maker
Oneself-mother: works (vs not)
Education Level of school-education Part-time work Full-time vs part-time Self-esteem Self confidence