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Studies

Gaymu & Springer (2010): study ZZ Europe 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Gaymu, Joelle; Springer, Sabine
Title:
Living Conditions and Life Satisfaction of Older Europeans Living Alone: A Gender and Cross-country Analysis
Source:
Ageing and Society 30, 2010, 1153-1175

Investigation

Public:
60+ aged living alone, 10 European Nations, 2004
Survey name:
SHARE
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 3501
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  satisfied
4  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
1157

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Female vs male Sex (male vs female) Limitations in daily activities Degree of restriction Income Household income Family Context Ever had children (vs not)
Current relation with one's children
Age (years) Current age (in years) Marital Status Ever divorced/separated
Ever widowed
Life-long single
Education Level of school-education House ownership House owned or rented Neighbourhood Rural vs urban dwelling Infrastructure Quality of current dwelling Receives help Current social support received Provides help Current support behavior Leisure Leisure Country Current nation of residence