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Fine-Davis et al. (2002): study ZZ Europe 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Fine-Davis, M.; Clarke, H.; Fagnani, J.; Giovannini, D.; Hojgaard, L.
Title:
Fathers and Mothers: Dillemmas of the Work-Life Balance. A Comparitive Study in Four European Countries.
Source:
Kluwer, 2004, Social Indicators Research Series, Volume 21, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Dual career parents in four European cities, 200?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 400
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
In the workplace

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life in general?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  somewhat dissatisfied
4  somewhat satisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-g-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life in general
Remarks:
M = France 4,6; Italy 4,9; Denmark 5,4; Ireland 5,1
Page in publication:
195, 289
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 0.8%,   3: 3.3%,   4: 20.6%,   5: 45.2%,   6: 29.9%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.99 8.11
SD:
0.87 1.39

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sexe Sex (male vs female)
Current nation of residence
Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with work Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with family life Attitudes to family-life Satisfaction with relationship with spouse/partner Satisfaction with marriage Length of commuting time Distance to work Length of partner's commuting time Work conditions of spouse
Distance to work
Length of work week Size of current job Length of partner's work week Work conditions of spouse Preference for more time with family Satisfaction with time-use
Attitudes to family of procreation
Preference for more personal time Satisfaction with time-use Number of shared household tasks Shared household-tasks Amount of domestic/childcare help Household help Satisfaction with childcare arrangements Satisfaction division of household-work
Satisfaction with parenting
Acceptability of leaving earlier/arriving later (colleagues) Demands in work Acceptability of leaving earlier/arriving later (managers) Demands in work Acceptability of bringing child to work (colleages) Demands in work Acceptability of bringing child to work (managers) Demands in work How well colleagues take account of childcare responsibilities Demands in work How well supervisor takes account of childcare responsibilities Demands in work How well employer takes account of childcare responsibilities Demands in work Perceived resentment when men take extended leave for childcare Demands in work Perceived resentment when women take extended leave for childcare Demands in work View on men in work-family programs Demands in work View on women in work-family programs Demands in work Perceived expectations about overwork Demands in work Perceived pressure to put job ahead of family/personal life Demands in work Potential flexibility at work Demands in work Actual flexibility at work Demands in work Family friendly policies in workplace Demands in work Problems with childcare arrangements Demands in work Difficulty combining work and family life Demands in work
Satisfaction with parenting