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Studies

Jol (1985a): study NL 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Jol, C.
Title:
Liever Samen dan Alleen? Veranderingen in Levensomstandigheden én Welbevinden van Alleenstaanden, 1974-1983. (Better together than Alone? Changes in Life Situations ánd Well-Being of Singles,1974-1983).
Source:
C.B.S. Select, Nr. 3, Central Bureau of Statistics, 1985, The Hague, Netherlands, 171 - 184

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1974-1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4000
Non Response:
1974: 28%, 1983: 43%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with the life you currently lead?
5  extraordinary satisfied
4  very satisfied
3  satisfied
2  fairly satisfied
1  not very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Life-satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Living alone Living alone or not Professional help received Services Membership Membership of voluntary organizations Living in a flat Type of current dwelling Satisfaction with work Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Age Current age (in years) Being single Never married Being a widow Married vs widowed Being divorced Divorced or separated Male sex Sex (male vs female) Use of medicaments Use of medicaments Educational level Level of school-education Work Current employment status Expensive goods Specific possessions Income level Household income Own income Own income or not Joint Effects Socio-demographic + life appraisals + life style + social ties explained variance Socio-demographic + health + life style