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Studies

Groot & Maassen-VandenBrink (2001): study NL 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Groot, W.; Maassen-VandenBrink, H.
Title:
De Verborgen Kosten van de WAO. (The Hidden Expenses of the Disability Insurance Act).
Source:
Economisch Statistische Berichten, 2001, 22 December, 1052 - 1054

Investigation

Public:
Middle aged living in households, The Netherlands,1993
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 7788
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods
Questionnaire and experiment

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder with 10 steps that represents the 'ladder of life'. The lowest step represents the worst possible life. Climbing the ladder, you come to step 10, which represents the best possible life. Please place at the step on which you feel you are at this moment
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-d
Author's label:
Quality of life/Well-being
Remarks:
All: Males: M=7,6; Females:M=7,6; Disabled: Males: M=6,8; Females:M=7,2
Page in publication:
1053
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 0.3%,   3: 0.9%,   4: 1.3%,   5: 4.8%,   6: 9.1%,   7: 23.8%,   8: 37.3%,   9: 11.7%,   10: 10.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.63 7.36
SD:
1.46 1.62

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Unfit for work Source of current income
Unfit for work